|Project by slapdash||posted 12-23-2013 03:31 AM||1379 views||6 times favorited||12 comments|
There is a dragon on the bookcase pretending to be asleep. It is watching the goings-on in the room. I had to do a commission for my course and my friend (I mean client) wanted a bookcase. How do you make a bookcase into a designer original? Ta-da! Also my tutor didn’t want us making huge projects so I fibbed and told him the dimensions without the crown or the feet. (It is in fact 1800mm tall and 800mm wide).
I hope the feet look rather predatory, they also lift it up so the vacuum can reach under it.
The eye is brass inlay. This was trickey but does get easier with practice. First I made the brass shape and drew round it on thin mdf to cut out a template, oversize. Then I used the trim router to cut a 3mm deep recess and fussed with the template forever until the recess (practice recesses) fitted the brass pieces. Then I bravely cut the recess in the crown and glued the brass in.
In keeping with the theme of dragons and castles, I put bars in the frame of the cupboard, instead of a panel or glass. The feed are spined mitres.
It is pine, stained with “brown oak” and lacquered in the spray-booth at tech.
Thanks for looking.
-- I'm not creative, I'm just bad at copying