|Project by shipwright||posted 01-29-2011 03:14 AM||4069 views||32 times favorited||45 comments|
”Facets” is the third and probably last for now of my “Out of the Box on Stand” series. All of these have been veneered MDF boxes variously exploring the ideas of grain matching, wooden hinges, marquetry, dye techniques and innovative legs. ”Facets” further explores the marquetry and “watercolor” dye technique that started in ”Cabinetree” and the wooden hinges and whimsy of both ”Cabinetree” and ”Oops!” but strays from the square box concept of the others.
The dodecahedron is MDF veneered with spalted maple inside and Maple and Bubinga outside, the outside dyed with aniline dyes. The base is sculpted Garry Oak, again dyed and accented with gold leaf on the fleur de lis carvings. Total height is about 28”. The finish is a combination of water and oil based polyurethanes. The only metal in the piece is the 1/8” brass hinge pin.
I have no idea what this might be used for and as with the others it will be left for a future owner to decide. ......as the property developers say “Will build to suit”.
The last photo shows one possible use, that being a place for the queen of your heart to store her crown between official engagements. It’s actually a crown that I made some years ago for my wife on a significant anniversary as part of a larger “Queen for the Day” package but it made a nice prop for the photo.
For more info on “Facets” see the construction blog at: http://lumberjocks.com/shipwright/blog/19862
Thanks for looking. I hope it made you smile
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/