Well I am still in Ohio, and I am working on one incredible project. It is an entry closet for the house I built with my brother, which is not far from where I grew up.
No Ordinary Closet
This project takes the ordinary and ubiquitous closet to a whole new level. This is not made of sheetrock and 2×4’s. It is of black lacquered panels and veneer with artistic lines and custom copper handles. The doors have a 70-30 split and feature hidden hinges that open 180 degrees. They are 8’ high hollow core doors that I had to make myself.
Where you will see it all:
http://gallery.mac.com/toddclippinger#gallery Click on the album “Cooper Closet.” You are free to look at anything else there too.
There currently are currently 195 photos on 2 pages. A few people have failed to realize that there is more than one page and missed some of the photos. I add photos daily. This is primarily for the clients to see my daily progress, but you can see it too. By tomorrow afternoon there will be three pages.
What You Will See
This is woodworking minutiae. If pictures say a thousand words I have written volumes here. The woodworking enthusiast will see the design stages through construction glue ups, vacuum pressing, door making, veneering, and dye work is the latest. There are only simple statements for the titles. There is not room to get wordy.
Nerves of Steel
Yes, I ran into trouble a couple of days ago when a caul stuck to my veneer. This type of work is not for anyone with a weak constitution. One screw up would mean a do-over that could buy a good used car. If I fall on my face here it will be in full view of the public.
It’s not a “Talkie”
These are just digital shots in the shop but they are real and taken everyday. I have not advanced to video yet. Quite honestly this project would be too overwhelming to edit at this time.
Here is a peek-
Here is the basic view of the project.
Here is an action shot from today.
And the final shot at the end of the day.
Call Me Lazy
I just don’t have time to do a full blog on it. I know how you guys are for gleaning information from photos. That has been a good bit of my education. Right now I am just working my butt off to get back to my home in Montana, I am starting to turn into a Buckeye!
I hope you enjoy the photos. There is a download icon you can click if for some reason you find anything of particular interest.
Once again click on “Cooper Closet” at this link http://gallery.mac.com/toddclippinger#gallery.
One More Thing
There is one album that shows various views of the outside of the house including some really cool night shots that I took. You have to check those out.
Peace, Love and Woodworking
-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com