Saturday, January 26, 2008

Custom Made Woodwork: Tool Box and Violin Bow Display Cabinet

[Lester's New Toy Box]

A chance to invest after the holiday sales. Les just received a fine tool box kit from his family as Christmas present. His bench space had to be rearranged a bit but he some how managed. Now, he can be even more efficient with his work bench space! I've nicknamed it his new toy box.

[Rummaging the Tool Box]

Yesterday, our bow display case finally arrived. I may have mentioned in a previous post that violin shops have a tough time keeping track of bows, let alone where to keep them for quick display and storage. We came up with some various ideas like installing a peg display rack on the wall or buying a table. Unfortunately, we don't have a whole lot of useful walls with drywall left, since much of the wall space is either concrete or glass. Getting a new table was a problem as well besides the cost of furniture but the floor space it took away from our nice open shop look.
We've been getting by this storage and display problem by shuffling the display trays from one table to another chair. They've migrated from the back room to the front on many occasions.

[Fresh Smelling Stained Cabinet]

The solution? Commission a custom made display cabinet with drawers for bows! Alex asked Fremont, Nebraska based cabinet maker Art Sorenson to help us out. He's been very helpful in the past with other display solutions such as the violin racks and cello racks.

[ Unwrapping ]

We unwrapped our freshly stained cabinet and quickly loaded each drawer our display trays. The display cabinet is a compact stacking system with easy access to bows that takes up very little of our precious floor space. The table top has a small area but can still function as a standalone table to stack bow trays on top.

[Load them up!]

Thank you for a wonderful job Sorensons! If any of you readers are interested in his works, give us a call. We can get you in touch with him.

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