‘Dark Horse’ Wall Cabinet
This distinctive wall cabinet is another fine creation by talented Canadian woodworker Jacques Breau. It uses spruce and wenge as its primary materials. The two wood species create a sharp contrast to one another, giving the piece an eye-catching appearance. Wenge is a unique-looking African species with a dark brown heartwood. It grows in swampy areas in Cameroon, Gabon and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Story: This piece was awarded Juror’s Choice at Woodworks 2015, in Perth, Ontario. An article was authored by Jacques Breau about the construction of this piece and can be found in Canadian Woodworking and Home Improvement Feb/March 2015. The cabinet is featured on the cover of the magazine. In Jacques’ own words “I was motivated to build this wall cabinet simply because, at the time, I had too much lumber in my possession. The spruce was once a piano sound board that was reclaimed, and the Wenge was left over from a previous project. As sometimes happens, the unremarkable origins of this piece nevertheless resulted in a memorable piece that is one of my favourites!”
Materials: Wenge, Spruce, Brass, Baltic Birch Plywood
Dimensions: 16″ W X 8″ D X 25″ H in
Only one available.