Askew is my first furniture piece, made from a painting I never finished and reclaimed pine. Made during lockdown, a period with no access to any workshops, I constructed Askew entirely out of hand and limited power tools. The tedium of lockdown was hardly felt, as this project kept me busy with hours upon hours of hand-sawing. The result is a little askew, although fully functional.
On the face of its drawers, Askew features sections of a cut-up painting, arranged in an arbitrary order. On its top is a hand-carved depression for key storage as well as a seating for a "vase" retrieved from a broken chandelier. Askew also features hand-carved drawer knobs and adjustable front legs.
Progress of original painting used in Askew.