Cherry and quilted maple armoire delivered on Orcas Island.

Cherry and quilted maple armoire delivered on Orcas Island.

After a brief sit down with my client Anne and a few quick hand sketches, I began working out this design in SketchUp.  The beauty of email is that I'm able to take her feedback, update the design and send more drawings for review.  The final piece will have contrasting frame and panel colors [perhaps walnut and alder] with a mirror on the middle door.  The final design is shown first. Soon after the completion of this design, another client expressed interest in a similar project. Perfect timing! It's always better for everyone to create two at once. Mass production as far as I'm concerned.

Addition of drawers and mirror ... this will be the final design for Annes piece.

Addition of drawers and mirror ... this will be the final design for Annes piece.

Early design ... simpler design without drawers.

Early design ... simpler design without drawers.

Lots of rough sawn domestic cherry and quilted western maple in the shop.  Now it's time to figure out how best to slice and dice all these beautiful boards into parts for the armoires. 

Lots of rough sawn domestic cherry and quilted western maple in the shop.  Now it's time to figure out how best to slice and dice all these beautiful boards into parts for the armoires. 

Dovetail drawer parts.

Dovetail drawer parts.

Piles of parts.

Piles of parts.

Side and rear panels.

Side and rear panels.

Ready to go out the door ... next project underway.

Ready to go out the door ... next project underway.