|Project by Chip||posted 03-22-2007 05:30 PM||4735 views||18 times favorited||31 comments|
I’m doing a wine cellar for someone and since it means building 6 units I built this model to show the client. Even though it took a couple of days to make, I have to admit it really helped sell the idea for the pieces and helped me work out the production steps.
It also really drew the client into the project and got the couple really excited. They made modifications – they wanted each unit to hold more bottles then I designed – which was more then fine. They also kept the model (I met with them last week) and they showed it to friends, which has led to two more calls about doing the same pieces for these other couples, allowing me to do a larger production run… and make more money for much less work.
I know I heard from many of you that models and mockups take too much time but in this case the time and energy it created seems to have been really worth the effort. And it was actually kinda enjoyable to make too.
The model is 18” high, 9” wide and 2 1/2” deep (1/4 scale). The wood is walnut and maple.
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