The genesis of this cabinet was a maple board with a few interesting holes in it. When the board was split open, the split surface was covered with the workings of at least three different types of insects, creating an intricate maze of tunnels and channels. The panel was then cut to maximize the aesthetic of the patterns. To complement the panel, spalted bigleaf maple, salvaged from British Columbia, was used for the carcase. The surface is finished with shellac and wax. This piece can be viewed at Once A Tree Gallery in Anaheim CA. 9" w x 28" h x 6" d.
This is the largest piece of the Hansen commission. All surfaces are veneer, with the exception of the table edge. This was a very challenging piece to make. I have included the computer-generated image created by the designer for reference. Redwood burl, makore; 54" dia x 30" h, ext to 10½’.
Platform bed and nightstands. The client had a photo of a bed from a magazine, but the bed was not available in the size he wanted. I designed the nightstands to complement the bed. I made a 1/10 scale mockup to ensure the proportions were correct. Alder, granite (nightstand tops); 90" w x 96" d x 46" h, 30" w x 20" d x 22" h.