This small cabinet (approx. 12″ tall x 6″ wide x 4″ deep) is made from furniture quality air-dried lumber that was sustainably harvested, salvaged, or recycled. The cabinet is capable of hanging special personal items including at least 7 necklaces, 10 pair of earrings, and numerous small items such as rings or keys that may rest in the hand-carved removable tray.
The cabinet features woods that are a virtual tour of the northwest including: figured tanoak top and base; coast redwood door and back; Port Orford cedar sides; and claro walnut tray and pins. The door is hand-coopered (curve shaped) and the back panel is gouge carved. The top and base are both beautifully figured and hand-shaped. The cabinet sides of Port Orford cedar retain their natural unique scent which wafts out as the door is opened. The removable claro walnut tray and hangar pins (shaped to resemble chess pawns) are all hand-carved with gouge, carving knife, and small file.
The cabinet is dowel-joined and glued; the door hangs from solid brass knife hinges that are mortised into the base, top, and door using fine chisels. Exterior surface of the cabinet is finished with a tongue-oil/polyurethane mix that enhances wood grain appearance and provides lasting protection. Interior surfaces (except Port Orford cedar sides) are finished with blonde shellac to provide odorless protection. Interior Port Orford cedar sides are unfinished to retain their natural fragrance.
This is a fine piece that should be treated with respect and care allowing it to age into an heirloom.