Glass shelves

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Project by Arthouse posted 03-11-2011 06:15 PM 1912 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is one of my favorite pieces and was fun to make for an art gallery to display glass sculptures.All the peramiters I was given was eight pieces of 1/2 tick glass and asked to design something. I designed two cantalivered pieces crossing windows to gather light to refract into the glass sculptures. The 45 degree sections are figured anigre veneer wood with a wenge base and two gold plated cap nuts on the bottom base to give it the apperance of strenth holding down the pieces. The glass is 1/2’’ thick to support the cantalivered glass sculpture. I did not attatch the glass permanently I slotted it in so snug nothing was going to move. At the Art gallery opening people were mystified at the sheliving. Most said it was the best Art in the whole gallery. Working alone most of my life getting strokes on a liminted bases at functions inspires me to do better.

-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart

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#1 posted 03-11-2011 06:23 PM

Cool idea!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#2 posted 03-11-2011 06:53 PM

Some more pictures would be nice , this one doesn’t really show any details…thanks

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#3 posted 03-11-2011 06:54 PM

thats a really good idea.


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#4 posted 03-11-2011 07:25 PM

Looks cool! Is the base the only support or is it fastened somewhere else?

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#5 posted 03-11-2011 07:38 PM

Very Nice!!!

-- Ted, TX or PA

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#6 posted 03-11-2011 08:20 PM

Very cool! Love glass sculptures, wood love to see it displayed. Nice work.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#7 posted 03-11-2011 08:22 PM

Artistic and well engineered! Shows some original thinking – very nice.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#8 posted 03-12-2011 02:49 AM

Sras couldn’t have said better. Tks for sharing. Fabulous piece of art.

-- Paul, Plantagenet, Ontario

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#9 posted 03-13-2011 03:45 AM

What a wonderful piece of art. Good project design

-- Norman

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