Custom built side cabinet
This custom built side cabinet was designed by DecoWorks Pty Ltd. The design is unusual in that it has tapered sides as well as curved front doors and drawers. The doors hinge from the centre in a similar way to gull wing doors on exotic cars.
The solid timber frame was Oak stained and hand polished inside and out with carnauba wax to give a rich sheen. The top is polished Italian Calacatta Ouro marble. The back panel has been rebated into the cabinet sides to give a flat side profile.
The curved front doors and drawers were made by laminating six sheets of plywood in a form under pressure. More detailed information on curved door construction can be found in the Decor-Blog.
Several new construction techniques needed to be developed in the course of the side cabinet construction due to the non-rectangular nature of the design.
Custom built side cabinet construction
The following pictures show different views of the side cabinet which highlight various aspects of the overall design. For those interested in more detail about the construction methods used to build the side cabinet refer to the links mentioned above.