School of Fish
In this box full of movement, the doors capture the exhilarating feeling of a school of fish swimming and parting as they move towards you. Some of the fish hover, apparently motionless. The careful placement of fish provides sufficient structure for the door panels. The three dimensional detail and great facial expressions draw the eye in for a closer look. The sea urchin pulls and star burst pattern of figured ash veneer on the top round out the picture.
Different varieties of ash trees can be found all over the world. Most commonly used in the USA is white ash. It is usual a pale white to yellow wood with a uniform gain. This hard wood is probably best know for it's use in baseball bats, but its straight grain and elastic strength makes it ideal for use in furniture, musical instruments and crafts.
Cherry trees are found throughout the US and Canada. The wood varies from a yellowish pink when first cut to a deep rich reddish brown, often getting darker and more rich as it ages. Its smooth texture and working properties make it a favorite wood among furniture makers.
Glass has a wide variety of applications in furniture, ranging from a simple clear panel to decorative inlay.