|Project by Todd A. Clippinger||posted 02-06-2008 07:32 AM||6353 views||17 times favorited||47 comments|
It’s Pure Art!
That was the comment the client made when this project was finally installed.
It was a long journey and technically harder than a person would realize (myself included) until you got into it. My brother’s comment at one point was,”You’re neck deep in an alligator brother.”
The doors are hollow core and finished off with maple pommele and bamboo veneer treated with dye colors. The finish is Sherwin Williams pre-cat high build lacquer T77-F57.
The handle is a solid copper rod that I made a jig to bend. This was my first attempt at something like this and it worked out well. The copper is brushed and finished with a Sherwin solvent based acrylic finish.
The overall dimension is 9’ high x 4’ 6” wide. The doors are 8’ high. The big door is 37” wide and the narrow door is 14” wide. This asymmetrical door pattern adds visual interest but is practical as well. The big door opens to the wall and the small door takes up less space as it opens in the area of the foyer where people tend to stand.
The interior is all black lacquer and has lots of storage.
New lighting was installed in the ceiling to illuminate this piece.
When viewed from the side, it plays off of the big mirror on the wall with the double image.
-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com