The Dovetailed Stand was commissioned for a local Tucson resident. It is constructed from phenomenal book-matched black walnut (Juglans nigra L.
) as well as a nicely contrasting pairing of American Ash (Fraxinus americana L.)
. It was constructed using through dovetails, glueless sliding dovetails. The walnut base is constructed using integral mortise and tenon joinery secured in place with draw bore pins.
I was approached by the client with a design and drawings of a television shelf they wished to create. There was very little room for alterations to the design however I was able to incorporate a number of features which I felt elevated the piece nicely. Originally the piece was to be made entirely of ash and set flat on the floor. I incorporated the walnut for the vertical components as well as added the short pedestal base for added interest. In order to increase the strength of the piece I also added a back brace which I joined with hand cut dovetail joinery. This piece is an intensive and complex example of the dovetail joint. I wanted the joinery to really show and add to the overall aesthetic. This piece of furniture exhibits the finest joinery possible. The Dovetailed Stand was a custom commission and has found its permanent home. If you would like to commission a completely custom piece of fine furniture, please call me to discuss the possibilities. I would be very proud to craft a beautiful piece for you.