Large Armoire Built To Store Wool

The client wanted a "wool storage cabinet". So I did some drawings and we talked. "It's not big enough". So I added a stack of drawers and another cupboard on the side. Now it's huge and full of wool. The client is a weaver of blankets.
The doors are cut from two nicely curve-grained pieces of Zebra wood while the drawer fronts are from a salvaged piece of old Rosewood (cut in the 1970's sometime). The inner structure and drawers are built from aromatic cedar to try to frighten the moths away. The wool is kept in wire frame baskets which allow good air circulation and the outer skin is made from white oak.
This was a complex piece that took several months to make and I spent most of the time fretting that the rosewood could not be damaged or any mistakes made because replacement wood cannot be obtained.
A future version of this would look great in cherry with zebrawood doors or maybe a curly maple and douglas fir
Put a rail in for hanging jackets and you've got a fine wardrobe.
Overall: 6'6" high, 5'3" wide, 22" deep, finish is danish oil

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