Ever since I started Insanity 2, I’ve been thinking about cabinets. It seemed to me that cabinets meant for displaying things more often than not accumulated so many things that they ended up looking messy.
I realized that the problem was that too much horizontal surface was available. My solution was to provide only enough space for one item. I sketched a few designs before I figured out that I could make the cabinet from a single line.
I first made a model, Wireframe Cabinet Mini using scraps of maple I had laying around. This version was only two feet tall and I used bridle joints at all the corners. I don’t remember why I decided to twist the post, but I liked the effect.
After building Wireframe Cabinet Mini, I realized that there were many other paths that the line symbolizing the cabinet frame could have taken to arrive at the centre. I returned to my sketchbook and drew as many as I could.
This is the other path I liked that gave the cabinet frame a closed feel, which I wanted. (I may build some frames that are more open at a later date.) I decided to try mitres with blind splines. (While I was happy with the look of the bridle joints and mitre joints, I would like to try splined mitres next time.)
The object of interest rests on the centre cradle and is framed by the cabinet members.
The frame looks different from every angle.
The post is rather curvy and twisted indeed.
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