This six-door wardrobe was designed by the client and incorporated some leftover wood and a pair of castered drawers from an old futon of theirs. It was made from tulipwood with certain parts - shelving, handles and top - constructed from mixed woods including yew, laburnum, oak, ash, mahogany, walnut, spalted beech and American maple.


The wardrobe was to be fixed to the wall and therefore did not require a back or side at one end. The far end was a shelving unit which was attached to the main body. The shelves were made of mixed wood scraps and shaped to have rounded fronts. Four of the doors had bookmatched panels; the last two doors were mirrored. The mirror was also the client's, and was shorter than the length of the stiles. This necessitated the creation of an extra panel, also made of mixed wood scraps, to hold the glass.


When milled, the tulipwood was found to have a variety of colours ranging from almost white to deep green and dark brown. Its character was highlighted when finished in Osmo Oil. The final measurements were 270cmL x 190cmH x 60cmD. 

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Fitted wardrobe

Alice Holttum

furniture maker