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Cindy cabinet. I've watched Judson make one of these. It is petite and the drawers really work.
The International Contemporary Furniture Fair starts Saturday (May 15), where furniture makers big and small put their wares on display. It’s a good chance to see innovative work. I’m heading down on Monday to take a look and meet up with Judsom Beaumont of Straight Line Designs. Beaumont is an immensely creative furniture designer and maker from Vancouver, BC, Canada. I was in his shop this past January to take photos for an article he wrote for Fine Woodworking. In the article, he shows how he makes his curvaceous furniture. It was a realy eye-opener for me. I learned a great deal about possibility and creativity. I also learned a very clever and simple way to make furniture that would be extremely difficult, if not impossible, with traditional furniture making techniques. Look for the article in an upcoming issue.
If you live near NYC, come by the show. Look for Beaumont’s display and say hello. He is tremendously friendly and fun. If your there on Monday, keep an eye out for me and make sure to say hello.
Beaver cabinet. It won't fall over, and the drawers pull out so that you can use them.
Jack in the Box. This cabinet does more than spring about. The drawers are fully functional.
Squiddy tables. Beaumont and his staff cut the legs freehand and randomly on the bandsaw.
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I read the article when it first came out and then again this week - I find it hard to believe that that the front skin is simply 1/2" mdf - partly because it also incorporates the feet of the dresser, which (in my experience with mdf) would get trashed almost immediately????
Sorry for not responding sooner. I wish I'd get email notifications of new comments! There is no template for the Cindy dresser (at least not one available outside of Judson's shop). If you guys post some specific questions here, I'll ask Judson. In the meantime, have you read his article in FWW #217. We show him making this dresser in that article. There are no drawings or plans, but it does show the process.
As for constraints, I think he would say that there aren't any.
Good luck, Matt
I'm getting ready to build one of these as well, and would love a template if anyone knows where I can find one.
Any idea if a template is available for the Cindy Dresser/Cabinet? Or what the design constraints are for creating one?
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