Its that time of year. The time of year when school starts to get stressful! I have to produce two pieces of furniture in 5 weeks. Not to mention do work for my other non-wood classes.
My main project is a slim wall mounted cabinet with a drawer and a sliding tambour door that will have embroidered fabric on the exterior of the door (see above drawing). The door slides around a curve and and can disappear into the back of the cabinet. I need to make decisions ASAP before I can start building
a) What sort of pattern should the embroidery be. I have some samples but I haven't committed to anything yet. I need to start embroidering ASAP!!!
b) What colours should I use for the embroidery (depends on what kind of wood I use).
c) What kind of material should I use for the cabinet itself? For some reason I am totally up in the air on this. I was thinking walnut, cause that's seems to be the obvious choice these days. My walnut hall table sold last year partially because it was walnut. But walnut wood = lots of work in terms of milling the wood, laminating boards together to make it wide enough etc. My other option I'm considering now is 3/4'' baltic birch plywood with an exposed edge. It would be about 500 times easier to work with, and I do like the aesthetic of it. I just haven't decided how it would relate to the embroidery.
And that's what's stressing me out today.