PINELLAS PARK, FL
PINELLAS PARK, FL- Furniture maker Sean McKenzie, owner of McKenzie Cabinetry, has created a one of a kind piece of furniture called, "voting booth (the great divide)"
The cabinet is a bold statement of frustration with both political parties, as well as the government’s inability to help the majority of Americans and small businesses. The freestanding walnut and curly maple cabinet is splitting through the top and straight down the center of the doors, revealing a sharp and jagged edge and interior.
The walnut exterior of the cabinet is dovetailed at the corners and sits on a walnut base. Elegant curly maple doors with “Democrats” stenciled on the left and “Republicans” on the right are stopped short by the great divide formed by the split.
Voting booth will be on the web site www.mckenziecabinetry.com
About McKenzie Cabinetry
In 1999, Sean McKenzie opened McKenzie Cabinetry & Fine Woodworking. The shop specialized in the production of high-end custom cabinetry and furniture for residential and commercial customers in the San Francisco Bay area. In 2003, Sean relocated to Florida with his 2-year old daughter, Patience. At the same time, Sean reopened the McKenzie Cabinetry business in his new home state of Florida. He has extended the tradition of passing on his skills to several apprentices of his own and continues to design and build fine woodworking projects.
More about McKenzie
A native of California, Sean McKenzie began woodworking at the age of fifteen. With a strong desire to learn the craft, he entered the Baulines Craft Guild furniture program and apprenticed under legendary woodworker, Art Espenet Carpenter. Mr. Carpenter directed 130 apprentices and Sean was his last apprentice before Carpenter retired from teaching.
In 1994 he took a position as restoration woodworker in the cabinet shop of the historic Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. For two years, he meticulously restored and recreated the elegant woodwork and cabinetry in this more than 100 year old Beaux Arts-style national treasure.
With additional skills in hand, Sean took a job in Sonoma County, California at the Thornton Ranch. This 11,800-square-foot home incorporated early pioneering construction methods in rammed earth, straw bale construction and reclaimed lumber. Working with cabinetmakers, Rob Gibson and Andrew Ottens, Sean milled fallen bay and madrone trees to craft cabinetry, windows and doors. The demand for the highest quality woodwork in this multi-million dollar estate established the benchmark for Sean’s craftsmanship.
In 1999, Sean opened McKenzie Cabinetry & Fine Woodworking. The shop specialized in the production of high-end custom cabinetry and furniture for residential and commercial customers in the San Francisco Bay area.
In 2003, Sean relocated to Florida and immediately began the meticulous restoration of his dream project…a 1920’s Arts and Crafts bungalow in St. Petersburg. He put his years of fine woodworking experience into the restoration with Craftsman-style cabinetry and furniture. At the same time, Sean reopened the McKenzie Cabinetry business in his new home state.
Sean has completed hundreds of cabinet, furniture and restoration projects coast to coast. He has extended the tradition of passing on his skills to several apprentices of his own and continues to design and build fine woodworking projects.