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Exposed joinery has its own aesthetic appeal, but you can achieve an entirely
different- and equally valid- effect by striving to hide all evidence of how the piece
Such is the case with this small cabinet, the design of which is intended to
showcase the beauty of the wood used in its construction rather than the construction
itself. The wood is California bay. The wonderful figure of this unusual wood is here
accentuated by bookmatching pieces together, an aesthetic device with a practical plus;
wide boards were needed and since I had to edge glue, it made sense to resaw and bookmatch.