August 30, 2012
We’ve recently completed a sideboard table which was made by wrapping a steel letterbox cabinet with wooden scraps of various hardwoods. The wood panels includes scraps of oak, cherry, maple, and ipé. Tapered oak legs bring the cabinet up to a comfortable height. The wood is treated with several coats of tung oil, causing the various grains and colors of the wood to glow! A beautiful mash-up of reused sheet metal cabinets with all those small hardwood scraps which we never want to throw away (even though they clutter the shop).
Special thanks to Material for the Arts in Queens where we acquired the steel letterbox cabinet for free! We love that place!