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Skygazer Cabinet

Wood Cabinet

Created by Anne Bossert
The wood used in the Skygazer Cabinet is maple plywood. By stacking multiple pieces of plywood together and then cutting those stacks at different angles, various stripe widths are achieved. The small blue rectangles on the doors are the artist's hand-dyed, handwoven cotton fabric. The vertically striped plywood endgrain pieces on the doors, as well as the legs are dyed green. With the exception of two long, blue-dyed pieces of wood on the sides of the doors, all other parts of this cabinet are left undyed. The exact same dyes are used on the wood as in the fabric.

The doors are created by affixing multiple angled pieces of plywood to a 3/4" thick backer. The extra thickness of these assembled doors are supported on heavy-duty hinges that have a soft close feature. The different pieces on the doors are re-purposed plywood off-cuts. Assembled together, their angles create an undulating striped surface. The doors are asymmetrically sized, with the left one narrower than the right. Brass handles have been placed to continue the asymmetry. Brass brads have been driven into every piece on the doors to add a little metallic sparkle. The finish on the Skygazer Cabinet is poly-acrylic in a matte luster.

The inside of the cabinet is bisected by a shelf. And on the backs of the doors, you will find little recessed circles filled with handmade fabric, punctuated with a single brass brad in the center. This detail brings the fabric element from the front of the cabinet to the inside.