Furniture maker Darryl Dieckman is interested in reinterpreting iconic designs from the past in beautiful woods and adapting their function for everyday use. He is a graduate of the Fine Woodworking program at The Krenov School (2018) and The College of The Redwoods (2017). His recent work exhibits an attention to detail and exacting hand work that are hallmarks of the program.
Channel Master, mahogany, ebony, tanoak, cherry, oil finish, 6" x 15" x 15 1/2"
The Channel Master 6511 AM receiver graced kitchen tabletops across the United States in the 1960s. This reinterpretation in quarter sawn mahogany breathes new life into the classic mid-century form.
Mediastinum, spalted sycamore, sipo, curly birch, shellac finish, 34" x 24" x 19"
The mediastinum is a division of the thoracic cavity containing the heart, lungs, and other structures. This cabinet is based on the cross-section of the human chest giving it a very huggable appeal.
Truetone, acacia, cypress, shellac finish, 9" x 18" x 7"
The Truetone D-2210 AM receiver was designed by Walter Dorwin Teague and produced in 1940 by the Western Auto Supply Company in Kansas City. Originally produced as a metal cabinet with faux grain finish, this reinterpretation in acacia and cypress maintains a similar form with a small display case and concealed set of three swing out drawers.
Stratosphere, walnut, cherry, shellac finish, 17 1/2" x 15" x 8"
The cabinet is inspired by the Zenith Stratosphere radio receiver manufactured in the 1930's. The design has been reinterpreted as a single bottle Scotch cabinet in reclaimed old growth walnut. The coopered grille opens to reveal a drawer and adjustable shelf for the storage of glassware. The display area features a recessed light to illuminate a prized bottle or artifact.
For more information, visit Darryl Dieckman's website.