Professor Anders asked for a shelf to adorn the passway between her kitchen and living room. When’s she’s cooking or grading papers at the table, her boys are playing video games in the other room. So she wanted cubbies to 1) filter the view, 2) provide a showcase for the art she’s collected during her travels, and 3) extend the lines of her mid-century home. As we became more acquainted throughout the project, I learned a bit about how much she’s overcome to prosper and provide for her children. In honor of her triumph, this piece is called Anders’ Arc. Made entirely of white oak hardwood, and finished with 3 coats of Sam Maloof’s poly/oil.