Triangle Dining Cabinets
For families who host a lot of dinners and do not have a convenient place for all the utensils and linens, triangular dining cabinets such as these two fit the bill. Often there is not enough space in the dining room for a rectangular cabinet so this couple asked me to design and construct a pair of triangular shaped ones, specifically for silverware and the other for the linen, candles, etc.
At first this looked simple enough to do as long as I follow the principle of form following function. I started by getting approval for the concept sketch emailed to the customer of what I thought was what they had in mind. They had to be fairly small, a useable height and fit with the existing furniture. I had to play with the shape a while to get (6) 12” deep rectangular drawers into a tight space with fully extending drawer slides. After I set the interior space on paper I could design the look of the outside details, then later on sort the grain of the wood to compliment the lines. After both pieces were completed I fabricated custom silverware holders lined with Pacific Silver Cloth to prevent tarnishing of the sterling silver knives. spoons and forks.