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Inspired by some incredible curly maple we were fortunate to acquire, we set it off with a skeleton of mahogany. A fully exposed set of drawers is the highlight of the base. During the design and building of this gun cabinet for a client's daughter she asked if we could incorporate more than guns in the piece. Thus was born our first gun cabinet / bookcase / lingerie chest. The gun carousel is based on a musket barrel by a famous local gunsmith, Ed Rayl of Gassaway, WV. This armoire was made to serve as an entry coat closet, but could serve many functions. Inspired by a beautiful beeswing mahagony board we utilized for all the panels. A regular client of ours wanted a special gun cabinet for his son.  They visited the shop and we showed them something we were playing with, using the natural edge of the Bubinga tree, we designed a large gun cabinet to feature the spalted edge of this incredible wood. Normally this is cut off and not used, but it was beautiful and inspired this case.  The dark wood is quarter sawn Wenge.   The two upper doors are barrister style, retracting back into the case to expose pull out gun display racks. The top two drawers come out in their horizontal display rack for access or viewing. An example of the chair made for a corporate office, half in cherry half in mahogany. Note the one piece crest rail turning into the arms. This steam bent part is essential to the strength of the chair. That one piece back & arm is then mortise and tennoned to the vertical, completing a very strong arm assembly. This close up of the back splats shows how they are cut from one solid piece to allow a harmony of grain, figure and color. Whenever we have a client that wants kitchen furniture instead of cabinets, we pull out our best materials. This Peruvian mahogany features some beautiful curved panels of bookmatched material. The mahogany and wenge confrence room furniture consists of a 48" x 144" solid table with ten mahogany and wenge (WEN.gay) rolling chairs with hand picked leather hides. Close up of the two board top when it was first installed. Chair, couch & coffee table in wenge and mahogany. Couch has a flexible ash subframe suspension dovetailed into the rails for additional upholstry support. This detail shot shows the ash slats dovetailed and pinned into the wenge front rail of our signature couch.  The ash was chosen for its bending ability and was tapered to flex as a foundation for the leather and foam cushions above. This conference table is 4' x 8' and executed in figured cherry and walnut.  The chairs were commissioned to match. This writing desk is walnut tapered legs with structural buttressing "wings" and a hand cut diamond detail wrapped around the perimeter.  The top and drawer front are matching figured cherry.  The chair is a fixed leg version of our signature "bankers" chair. One incredible log of ribbon grain mahogany inspired this dining room table and chairs. The strong figure of the wood was bookmatched in the dining table top and seats. The rest of the log provided the lumber for the crest rails and back splats. Looking through the table legs to one of the chairs. The chairs were designed to be a successful compromise between sitting up to eat and sitting back to relax around the table. The chairís form has a Greene & Greene influence, allowing the material and the craft to lead the design. A close up of the hand scraped and carved seat showing the wonderful ribbon grain mahogany. A sideboard made from one strongly grained plank of mahogany. Door and drawer pulls from end grain mahogany.