Music Cabinets

"Where did that Bach sonata in B minor go? I just saw it last week, and now it's....... missing." Hidden in plain sight, amid stacks of other works? 

music cabinet hand made

Sheet music can easily pile up over the years, and you can lose track of important pieces.

Why not add a dedicated music cabinet to your home to keep your favorites in a central location for quick and easy access?

The Doxa Shoppe's music cabinets combine exquisite furniture with practical storage in one piece. Form truly does follow function. We can do stand-alone units such as below or wall units. You can even design your own according to your needs. Email us,  and we'll provide a quote. 


                                                                                           Nicola Harger Photography (nicolaharger.com)

Figured California Claro Walnut Music Cabinet

The form of this piece is simple, based loosely on the golden ratio (5:8) with hints of Shaker furniture. Its lines are fluid, inviting you to ponder the delicate beauty of the book-matched claro walnut crotch-figured panels as your eye is lifted heavenward.

There are no veneers in this piece. The panels are all solid wood, re-sawn on the band saw—this process is called “book-matching,” in which the panels are opened up like a book to create a sense of rhythm and symmetry. The front pulls are hand carved from Gabon ebony, the richest, darkest wood on earth. Ebony also accents the tapered beads on the legs and the small box knob and the handle in the interior of the cabinet. Curly red maple adorns the interior, lacquered to keep it white and bright while popping the three-dimensional figure. The vertical sheet music shelf in the interior has a deliberate asymmetrical form to it to reflect on that dimension in music, art and even life.

The joinery is separate tenon (below right), made from quarter-sawn red oak. 

At the Doxa Shoppe, we don't skimp just because it's the back of the cabinet.  Figured Wisconsin red maple.

Each separate tenon (@ 2” x 1¼” x ¼”) is hand fitted then glued using Titebond III for an extremely strong joint that will last generations. The frames are also tenoned into the legs. All aprons are also tenoned into the legs with large, locking quarter-sawn red oak tenons. The front apron is pinned with claro walnut pins for added strength. This piece is as strong and durable as it is beautiful!

The knife hinges are stainless steel--longer wearing than brass. The finish on the walnut is satin wiping varnish.

Solid panels re-sawn on the band saw

 The lacquered curly maple contrasts boldly with the claro walnut. The little box in the center has details to surprise and delight at the same time:  curly maple front, dovetailed butternut sides and back, and spalted aspen bottom. Vertical sheet "tray" (right of little box) is removable, top handle ebony also. $6900

The lacquered curly maple contrasts boldly with the claro walnut. The little box in the center has details to surprise and delight at the same time:  curly maple front, dovetailed butternut sides and back, and spalted aspen bottom. Vertical sheet "tray" (right of little box) is removable, top handle ebony also. $6900


Curly Pennsylvania Cherry Music Cabinet (SOLD)

 

This project began with a vision and two 8/4 curly cherry boards cut in half. 

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Book-matched top, front panels, side panels, quarter-sawn curly cherry legs with ebonized walnut beads.

Butternut interior. Italian brass knobs.

(Nicola Harger Photography)