|Project by JoeMcGlynn||posted 10-08-2013 05:21 PM||2515 views||20 times favorited||14 comments|
I made a pair of arts & crafts sconces for my house modeled after a design by Greene & Greene used in the Blacker House. Mine are pretty close to the originals as best I can tell from the photos I’ve seen. Probably slightly smaller. The support bar that attaches to the wall is slightly narrower too.
They are straight grained mahogany, finished with linseed oil and wax only. They have darkened up nicely since the pictures were taken. G&G used a more opaque iridized glass in the original, this was my first attempt at stained glass, and was a fairly complex woodworking project for me when I started it. I learned a lot.
There is a complete build up on my personal blog, including two false starts where the scale of the parts was just wrong. Live and learn, eh?
I’m finishing off a recreation of the “Inglenook Sconce” from the Gamble house right now (two more stained glass panels to go), and I think I’ve gotten pretty close to the original details on that.