This couple knew what they needed but not what they wanted. They needed a large TV/Stereo cabinet that could easily morph into an eye-popping, well-lit, display cabinet. The duplicitous nature of this piece posed an intriguing dilemma. How to seamlessly go from a TV to display cabinet. Pocket doors, while sometimes functional, are often cumbersome in use and visually unpleasing. Sliding/rolling doors, on the other hand, maintain a streamlined face in both the open and closed position. They also requested that I choose a blend of woods to compliment the existing woods in a small cocktail table that I had made several years before.
As much as they loved the zebra wood on the table, considering the size of this piece, we decided on the subtle grain patterns of the maple and ebony. While the curly maple legs, heavily fluted, appear almost three dimensional, the Macassar ebony door panel's rich, soothing grain tempers any contrasting vibe between the two vastly different woods. In the end, the subtle curves, clean lines, and natural dark and light tones minimize the overall mass of this cabinet.
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