|Project by Arthouse||posted 02-18-2014 03:01 PM||812 views||3 times favorited||6 comments|
This is a fun project I just finished . The clients brought a pic of a antique black forrest gun rack to me. I didn’t like it for the horns were short and joined together . Too busy I said and they agreed. I then purchased 4’ elk horns , fallow horns for the top and axis horns all grown locally on wild game ranches here in Texas. They wanted a drawer on the bottom to hold chalk and other things. I used some classical elements like curved walnut veneer coming off the wall to give it a lead in to the drawer front that held the axis horns for drawer pulls. It is a very simple piece except for the horn connections. The Elk horns had to have a walnut dowel 2 3/4 ’’ turned and drilled into the horns to let them sit it a routered hole so I could glue and screw from underneath. I then glued the top down to the drawer unit and distressed the whole piece. I hung it on a 45% clip holding perfectly the whole 8’ high frame. The clients loved it and gave me another commission. All this and Heaven too.
-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart