Every Picture Tells a Story

Every Picture Tells a Story

The story of this cabinet by Joseph Holmes includes a 14′ redwood ledger board, garage door offcuts in Spanish cedar, Alaskan cedar scraps from pipe organs, and some soft maple of undisclosed origin.

redwood cabinet detail with drawer
cabinet detail with dovetail joiints

The varied materials make the piece sound potentially slapdash. To the contrary, it’s elegant, seamless, and beautifully put together.

cabinet front detail
Top detail with different woods visible

And it narrates the epochs in a life: can’t ask much more from a piece of furniture than that.

Cabinet front

Read more about this piece and the life moments it chronicles at Joseph Holmes.

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