Wave oak sideboard

Cabinet? Sideboard? Credenza? Who knows. Received this commission (via interior designer Jane Cappleman) from a client who wanted a large solid oak sideboard. They liked Russell Pinch's Wave sideboard for Conran - it's a nice piece, but we were after something more handmade and considerably larger (this is 2m long, 0.9m high).

The basic carcass was fairly standard cabinet construction - just complicated somewhat by the size of it and keeping things accurate. The drawer runners are very fancy Blum units that are both push-to-open and self closing (but no such luxury exists yet for the doors, which need to be pushed closed manually).

The main feature, the scuplted front, went through a few design iterations before this one - which is just one curve, repeated and offset to get this pattern. All made as one large piece, before the nerve-wracking task of slicing it up into doors and drawer fronts.

The finish is an Osmo white oil, a little subtler than a full limed effect.