|Project by CaptainSkully||posted 08-28-2008 05:55 PM||7537 views||11 times favorited||19 comments|
We visited the Gamble House in Pasadena. As a woodworker, I was so moved by the craftsmanship that when my girlfriend showed me the Motawi tiles she really liked, I told her I would make a commemorative frame for them in the Greene and Greene style. It was extremely difficult for such a small project. It has splines and square plugs, with a scarf joint. I didn’t bother with any cloud lifts and it made the design too busy. It’s made from quartersawn white oak, and finished with Classic Oak and Sedona Red. The splines and plugs were finished with Dark Walnut. The funny thing is that my girlfriend’s Dad gave her a completely different Motawi tile framed for her birthday right after this, unbeknownst to us.
-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails