BUTTERNUT SWEEP CABINET
4'6" W x 26" H x 15 1/2" D
Black Walnut, Butternut
Juxtaposition. Curve with angles. Dark with light. Mass with void. Strength in design lies in the ability to create opposition and tension without becoming incongruous. The central panel in this cabinet is a single sweeping board of Butternut, while the harder, angular framing is in Butternut’s not-so-distant cousin Black Walnut. Raw edged Butternut meets planed and joined Black Walnut. Rich browns meet soft toffees. Wood meets thin air. Restraint in juxtaposition.
A one of a kind piece, this cabinet is without hardware, using the natural voids in the single curving Butternut board as 'handle'. Each of the four Walnut legs is hand-turned, tapered and angled to position the cabinet hovering just above the ground.
As this piece is an early design, it has traveled to a number of shows and galleries; please note that the photos below show two small nicks in the Walnut case. For further details, please inquire.