IPANEMA SHAKER CUPBOARD
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TITLE: IPANEMA SHAKER CUPBOARD

MATERIAL: White pine, white oak

DIMENSIONS: 14-1/2" deep x 27" wide x 62" high

DESCRIPTION: The history of the wood used to make this cupboard, and any other piece of furniture I become involved with, is important to me. These boards had been stacked in a barn loft in Sutton, N.H., since the 1950s and were offered to me. The warm color of white pine is something I have always been attracted to from my time working on old houses. I remember first seeing hand-plane marks on interior paneling in a late 1700s farmhouse; evidence of the maker was there and the scalloped surface left by the curved plane blade reflected light in a much more interesting way than today's flat-milled surfaces. With the cupboard I did the same, not only for the subtle textured surface, but to also emphasize the handmade quality.I imagined when designing and making this piece what a simple cupboard might be if it were given some sensuous shaping and an alluring stance...hence the title.

IPANEMA SHAKER CUPBOARD
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