Church organ facade "sonic rain"

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Project by Niall mMc Keown posted 12-17-2011 04:01 AM 1099 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this for a church in El Segundo California.
They bought a new standard electronic piano and wanted me to design and build something more fitting for their space.
The look I was going for was the appearance of rain dancing off a pond.

The wood discs are at different levels to allow sound to pass through.

Church organ facade. ”Sonic rain”

-- Niall, California,

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#1 posted 12-17-2011 05:25 AM

Nice effect! The pond ripples are a nice parallel to sound waves.

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#2 posted 12-17-2011 07:41 AM

Niall,very nice work !!!

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#3 posted 12-17-2011 07:56 AM

Niall, that is very nice work! Great design.

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#4 posted 12-17-2011 04:20 PM

Very beautiful. The rippling pond effect turned out amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 12-17-2011 06:25 PM

Naill! your ” sonic rain” is the greatest woodworking project I have seen on LJ.
The idea is brilliant ! and smart too. The project is fantastic, very personal, specially wood discs as rain drops dancing off a pound… and the way you did small cross in the middle of the piano cover – very unic. Everything is so elegant! Not to mention your craftsmanship – very pro.
Congratulations! and thank you kindly for sharing.

-- Szczyglic - Krakow - Poland

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