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Ebonized White Oak Kumiko Cabinet/Server

Ebonized White Oak Kumiko Cabinet/Server

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20d x 54w x 36t

White oak live edge top, white oak cabinet and legs ebonized with sumi ink, white oak kumiko.

Designed, built, finished and photographed by Robert Morrissey.

Copyright Philomath Woodworks 2023

  • About this cabinet:

    The top of this cabinet is a live edge white oak slab from Iowa, air dried for four years then flattened by hand with multiple Japanese Kanna. A drying check on it's right side is stabilized in the traditional Japanese style with a beautiful inlaid white oak dutchman joint. The carcass and base are solid white oak. The entire cabinet, minus the kumiko doors, has been ebonized with Japanese sumi ink. This sumi ink is made from pine soot and shellac. Top coats are multiple hand applied layers of walnut oil, shellac, and black beeswax. This is the finest form of ebonizing and produces a stunning black finish that allows the wood grain to still be seen and admired. This finish is breathable, extremely durable, static and glare-free. This finish must be touched to be fully appreciated.

    The white oak kumiko doors are finished with walnut oil and beeswax. The kumiko pattern is called kasane rindo, stars within circles for doors within cabinets.

    This piece was made for display at the 2023 WestEdge Design Fair in Santa Monica, California. It's now available for sale as a showpiece to complement your home.

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