Carved Walnut Chest of Drawers Featured in Fine Woodworking Magazine

2013 February 21
by David

My Chest of Drawers in carved walnut and ash is featured in the April 2013 issue of Fine Woodworking magazine, which just came out.  It is a one of a kind piece, contemporary and sculptural.

Here’s the feature below:

(click images to enlarge)

 

Fine Woodworking magazine, features walnut Chest of Drawers by David Hurwitz, award winning Vermont furniture maker.

 

Fine Woodworking magazine, features walnut Chest of Drawers by David Hurwitz, award winning Vermont furniture maker.  Carved, walnut, ash, modern, contemporary, handmade, sculptural, hand made, hand crafted, custom design, modern design, contemporary design, one of a kind, bespoke, made in Vermont, made in USA

 

This chest of drawers has a carved walnut exterior with integral carved drawer pulls, ash drawer boxes with hand cut dovetails, traditional Danish-style wooden drawer slides, mitered carcass construction with mortise and tenon joinery (90 degree finger-jointed tenons), and a book-matched solid walnut frame-and-panel back.  The finish is hand rubbed Danish oil. 42″ high x 26 .5″ wide x 19″ deep.

This chest won the First Place Award for Custom Studio Furniture in the 2012 Vermont Fine Furniture and Wood Products Design Competition.

And here’s more photos I shot of the chest:

 

Fine Woodworking magazine, walnut Chest of Drawers by David Hurwitz, award winning Vermont furniture maker.  Carved, walnut, ash, modern, contemporary, handmade, sculptural, hand made, hand crafted, custom design, modern design, contemporary design, one of a kind, bespoke, made in Vermont, made in USA

 

 

 Fine Woodworking magazine, chest of drawers, dresser, walnut, carved, modern, contemporary, ash, handmade, hand made, hand crafted, custom design, modern design, contemporary design, one of a kind, bespoke, award winning design, hand cut dovetails, David Hurwitz, made in Vermont, made in USA,  mid-century

Ash drawers, side-hung on traditional Danish style solid maple waxed runners

 

 

 Fine Woodworking magazine, chest of drawers, dresser, walnut, carved, modern, contemporary, ash, handmade, hand made, hand crafted, custom design, modern design, contemporary design, one of a kind, bespoke, award winning design, hand cut dovetails, David Hurwitz, made in Vermont, made in USA,  mid-century

Drawer fronts have carved undercuts to serve as the drawer pull

 

 

 Fine Woodworking magazine, chest of drawers, dresser, walnut, carved, modern, contemporary, ash, handmade, hand made, hand crafted, custom design, modern design, contemporary design, one of a kind, bespoke, award winning design, hand cut dovetails, David Hurwitz, made in Vermont, made in USA,  mid-century

Bookmatched walnut frame and panel back on chest of drawers

 

My Work has also been featured in Fine Woodworking magazine three other times, including a special issue titled “Furniture: 102 Contemporary Designs”, published in 2008, and also in their Design Book Eight, published in 2009, which featured my Writing Desk.  Here are those features below:

 

 Fine Woodworking Design Book Eight, writing desk, David Hurwitz, walnut, ash

 

 Fine Woodworking Furniture: 1002 Contemporary Designs, writing desk, David Hurwitz, walnut, ash

 

 Fine Woodworking Design Book Eight, writing desk, David Hurwitz, walnut, ash, carved, modern, contemporary, handmade, hand made, hand crafted, custom design, modern design, contemporary design, one of a kind, bespoke,  made in Vermont, made in USA,  mid-century

Writing Desk feature that appeared in Fine Woodworking Design Book Eight and also in Fine Woodworking special issue "Furniture: 102 Contemporary Designs"

 

My carved cherry Wine Cabinet was featured in the June 2006 issue:

 

Fine Woodworking magazine, June 2006, wine cabinet, David Hurwitz, carved cherry

 

Fine Woodworking magazine, June 2006, wine cabinet, David Hurwitz, carved cherry, modern, contemporary, handmade, sculptural, hand made, hand crafted, custom design, modern design, contemporary design, one of a kind, bespoke,  made in Vermont, made in USA,  mid-century

Wine Cabinet feature

 

And my carved wood cooking utensils in a variety of unusual woods were featured in the February 2007 issue:

 

Fine Woodworking magazine, Feb. 2007, kitchen utensils, cooking utensils, David Hurwitz, award winning, made in Vermont

 

 

Fine Woodworking magazine, Feb. 2007, utensils, David Hurwitz, award winning, carved cherry, walnut, rhododendron, curly maple, mulberry, mahogany, maple, ash, wood kitchen utensils, cooking utensils, modern, contemporary, handmade, sculptural, hand made, hand crafted, custom design, modern design, contemporary design, one of a kind, bespoke,  made in Vermont, made in USA, sustainable design, green design

Cooking Utensil feature

 

Fine Woodworking editor Asa Christiana made this comment (to the Herald of Randolph newspaper) about my utensils:  “We focus mostly on furniture-making in ‘Fine Woodworking.’ When it comes to other wood crafts—bowls, boats, utensils—we can make room for only the very best examples, items with a special twist. These have it, literally.”

My carved wood spatulas and cherry spoons won a First Place Award in the 2006 Vermont Fine Furniture and Wood Products Design Competition.

 

To see other press coverage about my work, please click here to go to the press section of my website.

 

www.DavidHurwitzOriginals.com

Unique, Handcrafted Woodwork and Design

Designed and Made in Vermont

 

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