|Project by Cherryblake||posted 07-07-2011 07:17 PM||1687 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
This is a custom built set for a local theater group. I had done 2 fairly simple sets before this one and jokingly complained that I needed a challenge. Something fancy with a bit of pizzazz. This set was for the play “The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie. The director called me and said, “well here ya go!” Lot’s of fun and people really seemed to enjoy the realism. Definitely a lot of fun… but I did say that it might be a while before I could tackle another one of these. Since I tend to work better alone (especially) when designing as you go.. I built 80% of this myself over the course of 6 weekends. I do have to give kudo’s to my best friend who helped me put up all the 1/4” luan skin. 10 hours on 1 Saturday!
The window was particularly fun. It is 2-1/4” thick using 3/4” spruce. The mullions are dadoed just like the old days:) I had already built the lower window for a play before, but added the top light for this one. It was a bit nerve racking to measure at the theater and then build in the shop…. You HOPE your measurements are good…. phew they were this time…
-- Blake, Denmark, SC "Woodworking should be called Woodtherapy"