New Ideas Tambour Cabinets
Eye-popping acceptable French marquetry wowed the board to win the $3,000 Grand Award-winning in the 2020 Appearance Tech Craftsman’s Challenge. The anniversary antagonism additionally accustomed above assignment in furniture, cabinetry, specialty articles and apprentice work.
Patrice Lejeune is a appliance maker and marquetry able who is accomplished in acceptable French marquetry as accomplished during the 17th and 18th centuries. His piece, “Treasure Box III,” puts all of that accomplishment on superb display. Aggressive by a marquetry case attributed to Andre-Charles Boulle and currently in the accumulating of the J. Paul Getty Museum, the allotment was downsized by a third to be added adapted to avant-garde interiors. The box appearance spectacularly abundant marquetry tableaus on all sides, featuring 40 altered breed of copse alleged for their actual pertinence. Breed accommodate boxwood, espanilla, walnut, cherry, holy, blush ivory, yew, olive, pear, mahoganies, hornbeam, and absolute wood.
Patrice Lejeune captured the Grand Award-winning with his “Treasure Box III,” a bout de force archetype of acceptable French appearance marquetry from the 17th and 18th century.
More than 40 breed of copse were acclimated in the abundant marquetry in Patrice Lejeune’s Grand Award-winning winner.
Lejeune advised a alternation of custom-built mechanisms to accomplish the altered elements of the box. “Inspired by those developed by such cabinetmakers as Roentgen, Oeben, Riesner, some of my mechanisms are absolutely hidden and actuate abstruse compartments in the box,” said LeJeune. The accomplished allotment was accomplished anxiously application the French brightness technique.
This wall-mounted alembic chiffonier took top ceremoniousness in the Cabinetry class for John Harper.
John Harper of EMC Woodworking in Phoenix, Arizona, won the $1,000 award-winning for the Cabinetry class for his alembic cabinet. Advised to aces up some of the capacity of a adjacent basin table, the bank army chiffonier appearance Spanish cedar (both appearance and hardwood), apparent broken olive veneer, gold mother of pearl, ebony, and poplar. The poplar was acclimated acutely for the sculpted capacity such as the ample crown, columns at anniversary bend and abject details. Olive ash bulge was acclimated for the centermost of anniversary door.
“Four Seasons of Acadia” by David Lamb won aboriginal award-winning in the appliance category, featuring not alone categorical appearance assignment but additionally intricate carving.
David Lamb, a cabinetmaker in Canterbury, New Hampshire, top ceremoniousness and $1,000 in the Appliance class with his allotment alleged “Four Seasons of Acadia.”
“The goals of this activity were to actualize a allotment that contains beheld aspects that bless the four seasons of New England, accurately Acadia National Park in Maine to bless its 100th year in 2016,” said Lamb. “The primary focus was a affectation of ‘black ice’ appearance work. The autogenous abstraction contains adumbration for the added three seasons.”
The allotment was commissioned and is endemic by The Gallery at Somes Sound, Maine, to admire Acadia National Park.
Lamb said he acclimated shop-sawn bend appearance candy from white birch. “I composed the pieces in a fractal ice-like affectation that was afresh sprayed with a clearly activated atramentous dye forhe aftereffect of atramentous ice,” he said. The doors, advanced apron, and high allocation of the angry legs were veneered in this technique. Added dupe acclimated included coiled bendable maple and red besom for the interior.
James Moore won the Apprentice Architecture accolade for this arced chiffonier with tambour doors.
James Moore, a apprentice at Northern Vermont University and a citizen of Canaan, New York, created the acceptable access for the Apprentice Architecture class and earning a $1,000 prize. His “Curved Cabinet” is a bank afraid chiffonier aggressive by the assignment of Rchard Scott Newman.
“The ambition was to actualize a apple-pie façade and a hidden tambour door,” said Moore. “I additionally capital to advertise the adverse amid the atramentous atramentous and the checky maple. I capital to advance myself to actualize a arced allotment as I usually architecture pieces with beeline curve and angles.”
Moore acclimated checky big blade maple veneer, gaboon ebony, and ample amoroso maple. “Veneer was the alone way to ensure the allotment could be alert up deeply to acquiesce the aperture to accelerate and to absolutely abode the application forth the top and basal arcs,” he said. “Without veneer, the movement of the copse would about-face the applique and the alignment of the tambour aperture track.”
“Helena,” a appearance painting by Dusan Rakic, won aboriginal abode in the Specialty Articles category.
Dusan Rakic, a citizen of Serbia, won aboriginal abode and $1,000 in the Specialty Articles class with a appearance painting blue-blooded “Helena –Summer Theme – The adorableness of youth.” The allotment was fabricated with about 250 marquetry copse capacity in appearance from cherry, Indian apple, madrone, maple, spalted maple, maple burl, and walnut.
“It was a abundant claiming to appearance the affect through the copse media through the marquetry technique,” he said. “The best important aspect of authoritative the allotment was a assorted alternative of accustomed veneers.”
Paul Schurch, a multi-time champ in the Craftsman’s Challenge, denticulate afresh in the Marquetry class with “Waldo’s Coffee,” a marquetry angel of coffee beans that additionally conceals a miniature hidden figure, additionally done absolutely in marquetry.
Paul Schurch of Schurch Woodwork in Santa Barbara, California, is a multi-time champ of the Appearance Tech Craftsman’s Challenge, and he addled again, capturing the Marquetry class with “Waldo’s Coffee,” a wall-hung illustration of coffee beans. The allotment is 34 inches alpine and 84 inches wide, but it additionally appearance a tiny micro-marquetry Waldo appearance hidden amid the coffee beans.
A detail shows how baby the hidden marquetry “Waldo” amount is in Paul Schurch’s piece.
“I capital to accomplish an absorbing angel from accustomed copse that would attending somewhat non-descript from 15 anxiety away, yet draw the eyewitness in afterpiece to ascertain the abyss of coffee bean patters to yet maybe alike added in to ascertain the micro marquetry, maybe Waldo, and admiration what’s the adventure on this little guy,” said Schurch.
The allotment appearance bags of beans, broiled edges to accord abyss and uses mango appearance with a koa border.
“Veneer is the alone way to do this work,” Schurch said. “I would rather breach my arch on a axle than try to actualize this angel out of solid wood. It would not aftermost a division of copse movement, and authoritative the arrangement milling and applicable the pieces? Impossible.”
Judges for the 2020 challenge included accomplished winners Keith Morgan of Bespoke in Larchwood, Iowa, and Scott Grove or Imagine Grove in Rochester, New York. Rounding out the console of board was William Sampson, editor of FDMC, who has advised the challenge alert before. This year’s anticipation had to be done accidentally because of the coronavirus pandemic, so it presented added challenges for the judges.
To see apprentice added about the anniversary challenge and see a accelerate appearance of entrees, go to https://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/community/veneer-tech-craftsmans-challenge
Watch the video of the accolade commemoration beneath including added pictures of the winners and comments from the judges.
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