This armoire was commissioned to hold a collection of jewelry. The challenge was to create a densely packed interior storage for diverse collection, including a few secret compartments. The marquetry of abalone shell and dyed wood veneers highlights the hummingbird theme. I have been experimenting with knob/handle positions on several recent projects, which is a “Design by Hardware Placement” kind of idea. This cabinet was started during the construction of the Thistle Cabinet (#66), I then proceeded to make two interior drawer units, which meant taking the normal step of building the Thisel cabinet from the outside in, and the unusual step of building the Hummingbird cabinet from the inside out. My helpers on these two projects included Wesley Johnson, Niclaus Josten, Kiva Weinstein-Decker and Kirk Ponto.