Display Cabinet from Jim A. and Don J.
"My father-in-law Jim Allen and his good friend Don Jacobus have been fine woodworkers for years. Jim's daughter Karen has a collection of Argentine mate cups. These cups are hollowed out gourds. They are decorated with interesting carvings, and they are used as tea cups. To drink your tea from a mate cup, one uses a “bombilla”. A bombilla is a combination straw and strainer. Tea floats freely in the water and you drink your tea using the straw/strainer.
Jim and Don made a display cabinet and stand to house her collection. It is as much a piece of art as the cups. The cabinet is made of birds-eye and curley maple, with ebony door pulls. The stand is cherry. The perfect hardware for this project was Brusso door catches and hinges."