English elm, eastern maple, spalted maple, Cedar of Lebanon, hickory
68" x 17" x 9" 1993
The English Elm Cabinet is made of English elm on a stand made of eastern maple. The elm lumber, with its distinctive texture and grain pattern came from a storm-downed tree on an estate in England.
The shallow cabinet has concave coopered doors, convex shaped sides, and is wider at the back than the front. Coopering is a traditional technique used to make curved shapes or objects in solid wood such as wine barrels. The curved legs of the maple stand twist slightly as they taper and reach the floor.