Each of the three "Surprises" is represented by the three images above. I wanted to create a piece that was unlike threw aside practicality in favor of elegance. This liquor cabinet is built in maple, ebony, industrial rubber, aluminum and tiger maple veneer with brass hardware and turnings. The finish is water-based analine dyes, clear nitrocellulose lacquer, and black acrylic lacquer. $5000.
"3 Surprises" won the Blue Ribbon for Large Furniture Piece and Sweepstakes Prize for woodworking at the 2003 Minnesota State Fair and the "Most Daring" award at the 2004 Northern Woods Exhibition.