Wednesday, November 23, 2011

a new cabinet base for a shelf unit

As part of a recent commission I've been playing with a new look for a low base to support a shelving unit. The idea was to raise the shelf unit up high enough off the floor so the contents of the lower sections could be seen. I think this may do the trick. It's made of rosewood and ebony and stands about 1.75 inches (4.4 cm) tall and 5 inches (12.4 cm long). The length was dictated by the niche where the unit is to go in the client's room box. The doors are real glass and do slide. Getting them in place was a "joy" shall we say?   I'll put up the complete piece - base and shelf when I've got a suitable photo.

square tiles on floor are 1/2 inch square