3D Schoolhouse Plaque

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Project by JohnGreco posted 09-13-2011 04:04 AM 1460 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The Principal of my daughter’s school retired last year. The new Principal and head of the front office decided to have a metal plate engraved to commemorate his time there and wanted something unique to mount it on. They asked for a 3D schoolhouse, and this was what I came up with.

The overall size is 36” x 22” including the rooflines.

The main body is Bloodwood. It is made of four 5” wide sections that were edge joined and reinforced with hidden dowels.

The window backgrounds are Wenge, with Walnut for the window frames and front door. The doorknob is Birch, Poplar steps, and Maple rooflines with actual 1”x1” roofing shingles that I cut up and glued in place.

The bell is Yellowheart. It is hanging from a 1/16” stainless steel rod that is secured inside the bell tower so it can actually swing back and forth.

Finished with tung oil.

The school recently had an unveiling where they invited the retired Principal back. He called me to thank me and say how much he loved it :) Always the best feeling when a customer loves their piece that much.

Thanks for looking.

-- John

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#1 posted 09-13-2011 04:25 AM

Cool piece and thanks for sharing

-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton

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#2 posted 09-13-2011 02:31 PM


-- John

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#3 posted 09-13-2011 05:49 PM

Great work. I really like the design – simple clean lines and very well done.

-- Bobthebuilderinmichigan

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#4 posted 09-15-2011 04:02 AM

Very nice and will be appreciated by all involved in the school I am sure .
Great way to show your support and appreciation !


-- Kiefer

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