This piece started out as a small cabinet for my wife’s office while also helping me build my portfolio. I wanted a small case that would lend itselft to small production runs while still being fairly unique, the goal was to create an attractive case that I could produce relatively quickly.
Being attracted to Asian furniture and architecture obviously influenced the design as well as Greene and Greene and Charles Limbert. I liked the look of the arched breadboards and it reminded me of a Torii gate to a Shinto shrine, thus calling the night stand Torii. It is constructed of air dried Cherry that I’ve had for a decade with some Flame Cherry, Leopardwood and Macassar Ebony I purchased at a local lumber supplier here in Denver.
Joinery is mostly loose/slip tenon done on the router table (would love to have a hoizontal mortisor or multi router) with pegged joints from behind, the Ebony plugs are decorative. Most of the curved elements are template routed. Developing all the templates took several days and a good bit of Bondo, but once the templates were completed the piece progressed quickly.
So fare I’ve had some good responses from friends but looking forward to hearing what other woodworkers think.