Lucie Robertson , Round Cabinet (Student Awards 2019)

The body and frame of the piece is made from plantation hoop pine plywood and the tambour door slats were constructed from recycled Victorian ash fence palings. For my design, I took inspiration from Asian and Scandinavian styles, as well as Art Deco. The cabinet is also designed for disassembly, using demon bolt connections when possible and glue only when necessary. Mitred corners with biscuit joinery were used for the cabinet casing. One problem encountered was producing the rings for the frame, it was eventually decided to cut them using a handheld router which was hooked up to a jig. The tambour tracking system was also routed with a template. A lot of repairs and patching also needed to be made to exposed plywood edges to minimise flaws in the wood. The cabinet was finished with four coats of sprayed clear acrylic lacquer. Year 12, Haileybury College. Teacher: Stephen Hughes