I have been pondering whether to tackle something beyond what I would normally do, and work on something more artistic than anything I have ever tried before. I made a decision: This time I will try a Krenov-inspired cabinet. But, before I could design my own Krenov-inspired cabinet, I had to visualize what it might look like. So I tackled the visual part by putting together a 3D model of an existing cabinet, to make sure I would be able to get a feel for how I would proceed. I know this part is quite easy for others, but it is something I must do before I proceed with a final design. And, many times, even with a “final design” on hand, I still will make changes to the project as I make it.In this case, Step 1 was to try to replicate one of the original Krenov cabinets. Here is my rendition of the one I selected, using eCabinet Systems software. This particular model has the spalted maple texture for the lumber I have on hand – this cabinet model is not as spindly on the legs as the original cabinet crafted by James Krenov.
Edit to add: The original photo of Maple Cabinet On Stand,was taken by Amanda F. Williams, and is courtesy of FineWoodworking.com .