Geometric Carved Panel

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Project by Dennis Zongker posted 04-11-2014 06:21 PM 2685 views 5 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Curly Maple with Oyster sample panel is 18” x 18” Square x 1 3/8” thick. The customer is wanting a full door at 1 3/8” thick x 36” wide x 84” tall which will be for a door that opens up into their elevator room in their house.

She wanted to see a sample first before purchasing the full sized door.

The Diamond shaped center insert is out of Brick Oyster glued down into a routed out diamond shape. Then bending curly maple with mitered corners to fit around the inside edges that rest above the surface 1/2”. That Curly maple sure is a lot harder to carve then Mahogany or Basswood. This was designed by my brother Dan.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 04-11-2014 06:31 PM

That is one sexy smooth surface you’ve created there Dennis.
I can’t imagine how much hand sanding time there is in it but it is just sweeeeet.
I hope she liked it.
.... Can’t wait to see the whole door.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#2 posted 04-11-2014 06:45 PM

”...for a door that opens up into their elevator room in their house.”

Man. I hope that I too can find a Bond villain who needs work done. Fantastic carving, as always.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#3 posted 04-11-2014 06:48 PM

Beautiful – just ‘seeing’ how smooth that maple is makes my fingers hurt. Well done!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#4 posted 04-11-2014 06:59 PM

That is going to be one beautiful door! Wow !

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#5 posted 04-11-2014 07:39 PM

Beautiful: hope you get alot for the door.

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#6 posted 04-11-2014 08:48 PM

Very nice Dennis, It looks great but I bet your not looking forward to carving the whole door from that maple:)

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#7 posted 04-11-2014 08:57 PM

wow, that is beautiful, great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#8 posted 04-11-2014 09:50 PM

Great work as always. What is oyster material?

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#9 posted 04-11-2014 10:35 PM

That’s quite a challenge Dennis. Beautiful workmanship.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 04-11-2014 10:41 PM

I always admire your skills Dennis. Nicely done.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#11 posted 04-11-2014 11:10 PM

It is very beautiful Dennis… I always love watching you create beautiful pieces. :)

-- Follow your passion, and success will follow you.

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#12 posted 04-11-2014 11:40 PM

It is impressive even as a sample.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#13 posted 04-12-2014 12:10 AM


That door will be worth more than our house! We hope she approves it.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#14 posted 04-12-2014 12:27 AM

Man that’s gunna make a great looking door!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#15 posted 04-12-2014 12:58 AM

Wow dad it looks awesome, these pictures turned out great!

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