Woodshop: cabinet doors

MRB Woodshop, Halifas Nova Scotia,

Friday was a focused day inside the MRB Woodshop. Tom and Brian each had their ear and eye protection on while their machines whirred and purred in syncopation. Chisels scraped and sanding blocks smoothed, blending birch and walnut pieces to form fluid minimalist shapes. Like artists at work, the Woodshop crew worked with a dedicated intentionality to produce something that’s not been made before. These guys barely looked up from their work as we photographed the progress.

MRB Woodshop, custom cabinets, Halifax Nova Scotia

These doors are the final touch for a project we mentioned in a recent post. The cabinets make up an impressive installation in a West Halifax living room that will be transformed from a mostly uninspiring place, to a library and acoustically correct sitting area.

MRB Woodshop, custom cabinets, Halifax Nova Scotia
MRB Woodshop, custom cabinets, Halifax Nova Scotia

Below is a sequence illustrating some of processes in finishing a door. Tom’s idea of perfection is above average.
MRB Woodshop, custom cabinets, Halifax Nova Scotia
MRB Woodshop, custom cabinets, Halifax Nova Scotia
MRB Woodshop, custom cabinets, Halifax Nova Scotia

Stay tuned for photos of the finished installation.


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