A wood kitchen cabinet is a piece of furniture that has been installed by a woodworker as part of a renovation project.
But when the cabinets are dismantled, they often go missing.
This is what we wanted to investigate to understand why the wood cabinets still exist.
A team of researchers at the University of Western Australia and The University of Sydney (TUS) investigated the cabinets to learn more about the history of wood kitchen furniture and what happens when a wood cabinet is dismantled.
The team was led by Professor Mark Lenton, a researcher in the Department of Anthropology at TUS.
Lenton has a long-standing interest in woodworking and was inspired to undertake the research by a recent trip to the United States.
In 2015, Lenton travelled to New York City to investigate the history and aesthetics of the woodworking industry.
The researchers then followed up by visiting woodworking centres in the US and the UK.
During the course of their research, they met many people who had built and installed wood kitchen units.
They were also able to observe many different types of woodworking, and to investigate how different types were made.
In the end, the researchers concluded that most woodworking cabinets were created by hand.
“We were really impressed with the amount of detail and complexity of the work and how meticulous and skillful it was,” said Lenton.
“There was a great sense of ownership over the wood, so we wanted this to be a shared project with people around the world.”
The researchers also found that many people did not have access to professional woodworking tools.
The lack of access and knowledge made it difficult for them to make the proper adjustments to the woodwork.
They found that the best approach was to make adjustments by hand in the workshop, and this involved drilling holes into the wood and making adjustments by gluing a small piece of wood to the screw head of a woodworking router.
“This is not just a wood-working hobby, this is a very important part of our culture,” said Dr. Lisa McArthur, a PhD candidate in anthropology at TSU and lead author of the study.
“Many people are not aware of the skills that are required to make wood cabinets.
The ability to learn to do this is really valuable and essential for making wood cabinets.”
While wood cabinets have been around for a long time, it is only recently that they have become more popular.
Linton says that the wood used in the design of the cabinets was sourced from a local forest.
He found that these forests are particularly rich in biodiversity and have historically been used as a natural wood processing facility.
“It’s not uncommon for wood in these areas to be harvested, transported and shipped overseas, and many people would not know where they came from,” he said.
Lornell says that wood cabinets are a perfect example of a product that was created using a collaborative process, and it’s this kind of collaborative nature that can create a product with a lasting legacy.
“These products have a history, and a legacy, that will last long after they are gone,” said Professor Lenton “They are not a cheap product, and that’s part of what makes them so special.
But we also have to remember that they can be very easy to maintain, and we know that wood is an excellent thermal conductor, and they’re incredibly durable.”
The research was published in The Journal of Applied Archaeology and Archaeoastronomy.
The article can be found here.