GK3 Sideboard Cabinet
Story: This striking handcrafted ‘GK3’ sideboard cabinet is made principally from Douglas fir. The parquet pattern seen throughout the piece is, surprisingly, all the same ‘colour.’ The contrast is produced by carefully controlling the lustrous properties of the wood. The resulting pattern is not only contrasting but also dynamic—it shifts from positive to negative as the viewing angle or the light source changes, and at some perspectives the pattern may barely be visible.
This sideboard cabinet is made using “real veneer” construction. Real veneer is shop-made from solid wood and is many times thicker than standard commercial veneers. As a result, this cabinet has all the fine characteristics—especially durability—of solid wood but it enables Alaska-based fine furniture maker Lael Gordon to use the parquetry technique to full effect, something that is not possible with solid wood.
The exterior surfaces of this sideboard cabinet are finished with a hand-rubbed linseed oil and varnish blend and then polished with beeswax. The interior surfaces are finished with shellac and polished with beeswax.
Materials: GK3’s outer vertical surfaces, including the parquet pattern, are constructed of Douglas fir. The top and stand is of jatoba wood. The interior is of Sitka spruce. Other woods used include jatoba drawer faces, Alaska birch drawer sides, and Pacific yew drawer pulls.
Dimensions: The unpackaged sideboard cabinet is 67L x 17D x 33H in; 170L x 43D x 84H cm
Lead Time: Ships in 1 week