The Light at The End of The Tunnel

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Project by atogrf1 posted 04-21-2013 04:45 PM 1137 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My latest and distinctly proudest project: A self designed “Victorian Hat Rack/Table”.

It is inspired by a Victorian era gas lamp street light, and made for my niece Katie who, sadly, needs chemo due to Leukemia and has lost her hair. This table is entitled “The Light at The End of The Tunnel” to help her during her journey and to hold the many hats she wears (which is what the inlaid plaque on the front states). Of ALL the pieces I have made, I am most proud of this one.

I have a picture here of my little guy to give you an idea of the height of the piece (it is 21” square by 94” high). The light in the top is a flickering candle bulb to mimic an actual flame and it is made entirely of Sapele “Ribbon Stripe” Mahogany with bronze iron hardware.

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#1 posted 04-21-2013 05:28 PM

Very nice looking project, with a wonderful reason for existence. I hope that it will serve its purpose to
help her as the light at the end of the tunnel. We will be praying for her complete recovery. Thank you
for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#2 posted 04-21-2013 08:28 PM

Great work on the beautiful project. It is bound to be very well appreciated not only for its great style and elegance, but also for it’s symbolic meaning. I second Gus’s wishes for your niece’s full recovery.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 04-21-2013 11:32 PM

Beautiful,thoughtful,unique,heartwarming. That piece has it all. Thanks for posting.

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#4 posted 04-22-2013 12:53 AM

Thank you all for your kind words and well wishes.
She can use all the good vibes she can get.

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