Gilded Copper Screen

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Project by Operaman posted 2451 days ago 2188 views 8 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Black Walnut Frame, Japan Paint, Copper Leaf, Patination Chemicals

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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 2451 days ago

this is cool. something I’ve always wanted to try. Where/how do you use your screen ?

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 2451 days ago

it depends on my wife’s mood…we have a large open dining room, living room, kitchen under a cath. ceiling, and sometimes she uses it in there to break up the space and at other times it is in our bedroom to hide the computer desk and keep it apart from the rest of the room.

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#3 posted 2451 days ago

Gorgeous screen. The contrast between the black walnut and the patinated copper
is just perfect.

-- Still learning everything

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#4 posted 2451 days ago

That is so distinctive. Looks like a million bucks!

-- Happy woodworking!

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#5 posted 2451 days ago

thanks Blake!

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#6 posted 2451 days ago

I agree – $$$$$$ $$$$ $

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#7 posted 2451 days ago

I saw David Marks do this on his “Woodworks Show”. There is a lot involved & you have done a great job. Congratulations on a very fine effort.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 2451 days ago

Ooh La La! That is fine! I have not done any patina work. I think by the looks of this project I am missing out. That is fantastic. What do the feet look like at the bottom?

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#9 posted 2450 days ago

I agree with Grumpy. I saw the woodworks show also. Is that where you got your inspiration?

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#10 posted 2450 days ago

Outstanding screen project.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#11 posted 2450 days ago

Great job!

I have all the David Marks shows on DVD and this was one of my favorites!.


-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#12 posted 2450 days ago

thanks for all your comments…yes, david marks was a partial inspiration (the gilding and patination), but I have always had an interest in screens. the feet (which david doesn’t do) are simple trestle feet, which gives the screen stability without being obtrusive.

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#13 posted 2450 days ago

Great Job Scott.

I beautiful screen. I’ve got a few pieces of veneer that seem that they might almost make a screen like that. The veneer is about 4’ X 5’. What are the dimensions on the screen.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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Greg Mitchell

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#14 posted 2450 days ago

That is a very nice looking screen Scott. Beautiful job!

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#15 posted 2420 days ago

Very nice!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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