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ETHAN ALLEN REPRODUCTION

Here is an example of a tri-fold solution. The client had done extensive kitchen renovations to a 200 year-old farmhouse. In the kitchen were two pieces of furniture from an Ethan Allen line that had now been discontinued. In an alcove off the kitchen was a space where the client wanted to have a furniture piece that would create storage, a place where the kitchen refuse could be kept out of sight and a match to the existing pieces.

A meeting with the client included a study of the space where the piece would be located, documenting critical measurements, design features and profiles of the existing pieces, along with any necessary photographs and taking a sample of the finish.

This unit measures 35” L x 42” H x 16” D. The right side of the unit features a refuse bin measuring 30” H x 14” W x 14” D faced with a raised panel door that hinges from the bottom. Since the bin tilts out, a “slow-close” hydraulic arm has been installed to aid in the closing of the bin. The user can simply release the bin after use and it will gently glide to a close.

The left side of the unit features a storage space measuring 36” H x 13” W x 15” D with adjustable and removable shelves.

Red oak was the material of choice and to obtain the correct and somewhat faded color match, a blend of several stains were used, then sealed with three coats of lacquer.

After a thorough search, very close matched hardware was installed to complete the project.