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