A room full of built-ins doesn’t have to be symmetrical and standardized. The space can have plenty of shapes, tones, and textures to please the eye and attract the touch. Dean Pulver designs built-ins with a balance of straight lines and curves, hard shapes with softer ones, and smooth planes with textured surfaces.
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Maybe, just maybe too much tiger stripping. Too much of a good thing?
Sorry, CAN'T see the ceiling or toe kicks.
I got my copy of the magazine yesterday and thought this was a most interesting article! One of the things that has SO VERY DEFINED fine woodworking magazine (no, rather, the very essence of the Taunton Press) has been the use of photography to capture BOTH the aesthetic feel of a piece and technical details. But the photos in this article are such a tease! So incomplete! I can't tell what's going on! I sense the handles are assymetrical and no two alike, but how are the arranged as a pair? Or repetition through the run of cabinets? Such careful attention to the wood figure! But what is the mix solids and veneers!? How tight are those reveals in the flat panels!? Such oblique angles!? We can see how the cabinets terminate at the ceiling or the toe kicks below!
And, I for one, was surprised (amused?, saddened?) that the authors was so curiously defensive about building built-ins...and the commercial success and prosperity that this work brings him. Why? Has he experienced dismissive attitudes and condemnation from other woodworkers? The work is gorgeous and clearly at the highest end of custom client work...does anybody doubt for a minute that he's been asked (or will be soon) to build tables and chairs to complement such kitchen/office spaces?
Adding hardware is often one of the trickier parts of a project, and this toolbox is no exception. In this video, Matt installs the door pins and lock in a way that ensures perfect alignment of the door.