Initial Materials research and early stages of the design process of the Cherry Bark Cabinet.
Designing the layout and use of the bark decoration
Experimenting removing bark from fresh whetted logs. Not advisable as the inner bark is difficult to separate from the outer bark, If the inner bark is allowed to decompose it may leave consistent fractions of inner bark that can be consolidated around the holes in the bark, Removing new bark can rip and separate harshly from inner bark whilst sometimes being stubborn to remove,
Bottom right, steam bent bark 'shell' - 'Cube sides' idea. The bark can be flattened into sheets by re-introducing moisture with steam from an iron.
My name is Alex Burgess, I have been a self-employed Carpenter and Cabinetmaker for three years.