|Project by Todd A. Clippinger||posted 06-26-2007 05:49 AM||2562 views||2 times favorited||24 comments|
The frame is made of poplar. I used black lacquer overall and red lacquer for pin striping on the sides. It is an accent that really looks good when viewing it in person.
The whole thing was clear coated with Sherwin Williams T77 F57 clear precat lacquer.
The over all size is 44” wide by 66” high and 1-1/2” thick. A recessed french cleat was used to hang the frame. The Festool Domino was used to assemble the miter joints (OH YEAH!).
The copper metal woven sculpture was done by Kathy Lapso. She does really nice work and is great to work with. Her work is not normally framed and she seemed genuinely impressed with the results of the craftsmanship, design, and overall look.
The art and the frame was the result of a brainstorm session between the clients, the artist, and myself. The results are fantastic.
In the final picture you can see it in the company of some of my other work, the tiled floor and torii gate stairwell barrier.
-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com