|Project by Mark A. DeCou||posted 04-13-2011 01:03 AM||8244 views||4 times favorited||11 comments|
Wall Mounted Display Rack for an Antique Double Barreled 12 Gauge Shotgun, using antique Osage Orange Fence Posts from a Chase County Kansas Flint Hills Tall Grass Prairie Cattle Ranch.
This project was a commission to build a wall display rack for an antique shot gun, to be mounted on a wall in a Limestone Ranch House in Chase County Kansas, not far from where I live. The wood is antique Osage Orange Fence Posts, in the range of 100 years old, or more. The hair-on leather is a bull-hide, and the hooks were made with Kansas Chase County Whitetail Deer antler sheds.
In my design, I was trying to combine natural textures, colors, and sculptural elements to accent the shotgun, and the limestone wall, without taking anything away from them. So, my design concept was to accent, not overwhelm.
Boy, it’s amazing how long something so simple looking can take to build…....
I covered the plywood center panel with hair-on bull hide. The posts were rabbeted to allow for the complete covering of the panel edge, and the end cross sections were used to add color and accent.
thanks for looking,
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-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com