Christy’s Spalted Maple Hutch

Open style spalted maple hutch with adjustable shelves

Open style spalted maple hutch with adjustable shelves

This is a fun spalted maple hutch I designed and build for my daughter.  Christy wanted a special place to display her collection of plates, platters and bowls. She also needed a cupboard to store table linens. I made a couple of sketches and we landed on this design that fits nicely in her home. I also had a special stash of exotic local lumber that was a perfect fit for the project. I had bought a pile of old maple boards from a friend that looked pretty rough (both the wood and my friend). The boards had been in a shed since the early 1990’s. The shed eventually was overcome by flood during Vermont’s tropical storm Irene. I hadn’t given much credit to the silt covered wood until I started  to open it up and discovered a variety of colors and spalting due to the varying fungal decay going on inside.

It was tricky to match the various colors of the old maple to the elements of the hutch. We also decided to finish this piece with tung oil to allow the subtle colors to show naturally.

I used a variety of joinery on Christy’s project from sliding dovetails, mortice & tenon, splines and pocket screws.

 

 

spalted maple door panels and frames

This photo shows geometric door panels and knobs as well as the striking spalted maple patterns and figure.

 

Cad design of spalted maple hutch and planning services

Our Cad design  drawings are easily emailed and tweaked to find the perfect fit

spalted maple hutch grooved shelves

double grooves for plates & platters display

Side View spalted maple hutch

Open sides feature allows viewing of display objects
and additional natural lighting

solid brass adjustable shelf supports as seen through the open sides of the hutch
solid brass adjustable shelf supports as seen through the open sides of the hutch

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