|Project by Dilo Marcio Fernandino||posted 01-10-2014 05:46 PM||1894 views||5 times favorited||21 comments|
I am back again, after more than a year without news.
A distinctive antique book collector, who lives in a town quite far from mine (in Sao Paulo state, Brazil), had built a comfortable new house and intended to put his beloved old books collection in a Baroque (Rococo) style library, which had not been built yet. So, he met my Website and set me the following challenge: To suggest some baroque feature to that library but using only the ceiling surface and the outer surfaces of a small door and of the file drawers, in order not to reduce the limited space for the books. He also asked me to carve a column inspired in the Greek Ionic style and to find a proper place for it, in addition of including in the decoration the national Portuguese Coat of Arms. The only references he sent me by email were the library architectural drawings.
He approved my suggestions and I carved the decorative pieces in my tiny domestic workshop (7×6 feet with hand tools only). Afterwards I travelled to his town for a weekend and installed those pieces. The project is not complete yet and an impressive ceiling decoration is in progress.
All the wood is the Spanish Cedar (Cedrela odorata)
Visit my website: www.carving-in-wood.com
My email: email@example.com