Hand-crafted cabinetry is the perfect companion for high-tech electronics
By Ken Burton
As a woodworker and furniture designer, I have a lot of fun playing with furniture styles and adapting them to the needs of 21st Century living while trying to remain true to the “rules” of the genre. This cherry TV cabinet is a good example of challenges one comes across. Its design echos the work of the brothers Charles and Henry Greene, two architects who worked in Pasadena, California in the very early part of the 20th century. They are known for designing Craftsman-style houses and all of the furnishings therein. Along with furniture by Gustav Stickley, their work has become synonymous with the Arts and Crafts style. But as the flat screen TV didn’t come about until long after Greene and Greene departed this world, they didn’t leave us any examples of what an Arts and Crafts entertainment center should look like.