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A year ago at WIA in Los Angles I toured the Gamble house, and was smitten. I’d already been a fan of the Greene & Greene style, but now I had a mission—to update my lowly house to incorporate the G&G aesthetic. At the rate I get stuff done I should have this finished in another 15 or 20 years.
But, I did finish a new sconce. This one is in the entry hall in my house, and was a lot more complex than the “Blacker House Sconces” I posted previously. The piercings in the top rails, the curved roof with the ebony bars and copper inlay in the lower rails were new things to figure out.
I think I got the scale and proportions pretty accurate. The wood is Mahogany with a medium brown dye, top coated with Tried and True’s oil/wax finish. The organs lines in the stained glass was a little challenging, but it came out OK I think.
I covered the build in detail on my blog, there is probably enough information there is someone wants to build one of these them selves. http://mcglynnonmaking.wordpress.com/tag/gamble-ingelnook-sconce/