Tuesday, July 7, 2009

palindrome chest

Here's a piece of furniture completed a few months ago. The word palindrome describes a word or sequence of numbers that can be read the same forwards as it can backwards.
This piece was constructed almost entirely out of reused materials. The doors consist of panels from old interior doors and pine boards used as interior panelling from an old house. The handles are poplar spindles attached to hinges, which provide an interesting opening and closing action.
The wood used for the case is Brazilian cherry, which was given to me by a nice gentleman in Troy, AL. Upon recently buying his farm, he found thousands of board feet of this cherry in a barn, and donated all of it to various people and charitable groups. The rest of the case is made of plywood scraps patchworked together.
dimensions: 66" by 48"

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