|Project by Wheathills||posted 08-12-2011 11:41 AM||2426 views||15 times favorited||41 comments|
This Memory Box in the form of a Pantheon Theatre took the whole team 18 months to build with soooo many meetings with the client and re-designs etc etc.
There’s over 10,000 pieces of marquetry involved.
Over 2,300 man hours were used.
Over 300 hours spent traditionally French Polishing the memory box and its components – no lacquer/spray used.
Over 25 different timbers used.
The exterior brickwork marquetry is in Maple.
The pillars are Zebrano and the stairs Maple.
The Memory Box Dome is made from Spalted Beech.
The client wanted to combine his passion (the theatre) with a safe place to store associated memorabilia (things like his theatre ticket stubs from the shows he’d been to all around the world).
80 cms square by 50 cms high.
-- Wheathills, Derbyshire, UK, http://www.wheathills.com