Back in the last century, I built a three piece bedroom set in what became called “Aztec” style. Kate, the woman who ordered the set had an artist friend who had sketched up some geometric shapes which I thought had an Aztec glyph look to them. The name stuck, and the three pieces were designed and produced by myself.
The entire piece shown is deeply carved. The side panels are held in a groove that allows them to expand and contract (one up, the other down) so that they don’t tear the unit apart. The bulk of the construction is of basswood with a layered stain to get the depth to stand out. The top band (the unit has a tray top) is heavily figured tiger maple with walnut splines, and there are walnut and maple accents throughout the piece.
The upper section features a pair of pocket doors that reveal a huge TV (no need for all of that space these days) that pulled out of the unit and swiveled, and the lower section is a bank of drawers. All openings are touch activated, and the entire front was cut from two large carvings.
The interior structure consisted of Birch, Birch Ply, Basswood, and a bit of custom steel bracketing.
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