Curved Front Liquor Cabinet
Liquor cabinets are a great exercise in design. Most furniture we make must conform to certain rules of form such as table height, seat width, etc. A liquor cabinet is an unconstrained form in that it can serve its function in almost any shape or size. This cabinet is made from butternut and walnut with pomele imbuya and quartersawn zebrawood veneers with an ebony inlay.
Full extension drawer slides assist the walnut drawers in ease of use and the book matched drawer bottoms give each drawer a consistent look as it is withdrawn and observed.
The grain pattern in the leg follows its curve to add strength and aesthetic appeal. Each leg was roughed out on the band saw and shaped with rasps and files. The Butternut was an absolute joy to work with in this phase of the project.
The front of the cabinet curves slightly and the side doors were made with bent lamination to follow the curve.
The curved top veneers were cut to template leaving room for the width of the router bit between veneers to ensure a seamless fit. The groove for the inlay was then cut with a custom designed router edge guide jig.
A serving tray and a charcuterie tray made from off cuts accent the piece.
Each wine drawer has book matched, sequentially re-sawn bottoms for a seamless transition from one draw to the next.