Dartmoor stream cabinet

dartmoor stream

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A cabinet in English Cherry and Walnut inspired by a Dartmoor stream

In more sense than one I wanted to go with the flow on this cabinet. That entrance between the doors came from a gentle curve in the sapwood on the outside of the tree trunk, and from that flowed the whole of the rest of the piece. The English cherry came from a farm, down a track, over a stream on Dartmoor. And the figuring of the wood reminded me of the flowing stream.

With that image in mind I explored the balance between flow of the grain and the frame created by the cabinet’s shape, and the many months of living with and gently working the wood have produced a piece whose nuances are as rich as the landscape that inspired it.