We were recently commissioned to design and make a large piece of furniture that would need to have several uses. One stipulation was that it would need to have a central display space for a beautiful antique model sailing ship that has been in the clients’ family for generations. This also meant we had to design the ship’s space around the scenery panel which had sat behind the model in its display cabinet for many years previously. A drinks cabinet was also to be incorporated, as well as lots of storage shelves for books, and spacious drawers for other items. We also built-in switched and subtle lighting using PIR sensors with all cables hidden cleverly out of view. The client chose European Oak as a timber which will eventually be lacquered to provide a hard wearing finish. You can read the full spec. below. Do you need something similar for your home? Please do contact us at Mark Williamson Furniture here and we can discuss further!
– Fully fitted cabinet, scribed to walls and floor, for the storage of books and other items, with display areas and incorporated drinks cabinet.
– 500mm deep with bookcase panels brought forward to create more useable depth
– To consist of, from left to right:
Curved end with open shelving and switched lighting
Full height book-case
Drinks cabinet with flap down front with PIR sensor lighting (optional lining – not included in quote) with closed, glass fronted display cabinet, specifically designed to house antique model ship with existing scenery panel (if panel requires replacement this can be arranged at extra cost), below and glass, open shelving, with switched lighting, each side. Above this would be one book shelf and below two cabinets with an adjustable shelf in each and single doors (power socket access could be placed here)
Book case with four drawers in lower section, to be divided for the storage of cutlery.
– General specifications:
Constructed in character European oak with a hard-wearing, clear lacquered finish with 10% sheen
Supported on legs to floor with a hardwood frame in Tulipwood
Recessed plinth and simple cornice detail with a shadow gap to the ceiling
Chunky style fixed shelves and uprights
Glass shelving on high quality shelf pins
All doors including flap down panel to be constructed in solid, burr oak with a mortice and tenon frame with central panel with shadow line detail and grain to run in opposing direction and stringing detail
Back panel of flap down drinks cabinet to be constructed in burr oak
Doors on high quality, concealed, soft close hinges with shadow line finger pull
Flap down drinks cabinet door on high quality, concealed hinges with high quality stays and shadow line finger pull
All drawer boxes to be in solid oak, with solid oak divides, oak veneered MDF bottoms and machine dove tailed joints (optional baise lining, not included in quote)
All fixed book shelves to be constructed in ply wood with oak-veneered MDF face to ensure rigidity
All glass to be toughened with polished edges
All switched lighting is switched within cabinet and plugged into wall socket
Aperture for main light switch to be fitted by electrician in right hand side panel