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Karen Ernst - Grass Cabinet
Karen Ernst - Grass Cabinet

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2024 Making Matters

Karen Ernst - Grass Cabinet

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22" x 13" x 5"
walnut and butternut wood, milk paint, brass hardware

This small wall-hung cabinet is constructed using miters with splines and sliding dovetail joinery, with a mortise and tenon door. The door and back panels are shaped strips of butternut wood painted with milk paint. This piece began as a joinery demonstration for my Wood Furniture II course here at PennWest University but its final design was inspired by grass and seeds in a field being bent and dispersed as they are blown by the wind.

Karen Ernst is a Professor in the Art Department at PennWest University Edinboro, where she has been teaching Woodworking/Furniture Design since 2004. She holds an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, a BA in Studio Art from SUNY Geneseo and has over twenty-five years of woodworking and design experience. Her work has been exhibited across the US and is included in many private collections. In 2023 she was accepted as a Roycroft Artisan in East Aurora, NY. She is currently the President of the Board of Trustees of The Furniture Society.

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