Scottish Highlander Bovine Buffet

December 13, 2010 | Filed in:

This buffet was made for a couple in Brooklyn, NY. I get many designs features from the natural world and animals. I usually name my furniture pieces after the animals that inspired them. Recently I’ve been into Scottish Highland cows, as evident of the design of this piece: the legs of the buffet have hoof-like feet on them, the color of the oxidized parts of wood is ruddy red like the cows, and the curved top emulates a cow’s curved belly. The clients wanted to incorporate a modern industrial aesthetic to tie in with their other furnishings, so I used steel for the door panels and finished them with a dark patina. All joinery is mortise and tenon.

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