|Project by Eric M. Saperstein||posted 10-10-2011 07:19 AM||2754 views||14 times favorited||5 comments|
So this project is really way off from what we normally do – period furniture, woodcarving, sculpture, etc. If you read our newsletters (check my blogs) you’d see that Artisans of the Valley has expanded out a bit into doing more modern pieces.
This expansion is not my fault – it’s all a result of Michael Pietras returning from the Cayman Islands, now back in the US he and I have partnered to exchange resources. Suddenly I’m finding myself working on these strange new modern concepts.
This is a floating shield unit (three sections) made of quarter sawn sapele with floating glass shelves. Meaning the shelves are not secured, you can swap them around from one grove to another anywhere on the piece and by their own weight they hold themselves in place.
It came out exactly as our client ordered, and as simplistic as it is in appearance the attention to detail to get it configured “random” while still maintaining a balanced look and how the shelves are interchangeable wasn’t as easy as it looks.
Keep an eye out there are more modern pieces pending soon!
-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com