Monday, July 20, 2009

I Was Inspired By...

Creativity takes many forms. I was inspired by the designer who asked us to personalize two of the Drake Cabinet bases for their client's bath! The Hickory Chair Drake Cabinet, by Alexa Hampton, is almost a 'transformer' from its original design. Ordered through our HCC University Alumni friend, The Finished Room, in Alpharetta, Georgia, were two amazing Drake Cabinets!

As a base, it is available wide or as a narrow center section. It also has an optional deck that is available in your choice of wood, glass, antique mirror or leaded glass doors.

This designer could visualize the base only in their client's bath room. They requested that we make a 5347-70 Drake Base and a5347-71 Narrow Drake Base with these personalized choices:

  • Make the top center drawer a false front

  • Remove the top completely

  • Apply Sable finish with the door panels in contrasting Classic finish

  • From the COHTM hardware program, replace the standard hardware with Antique Silver A3 knobs on the end drawers and N3 pulls on the doors

Each week we are given the opportunity to make one of a kind pieces. Each piece we hand make to order helps make our craftsmen even more skilled!


  1. Laura, thanks for sharing this application for using Hickory Chair in a new and different way.


  2. Thanks Faith! It is opportunities to stretch and try new things that we have not done before that makes our work so exciting!