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simonburrows

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12-08-2014 05:05 PM

Hi Does anybody know what this type of arch is called ?

Does anybody know how to draw it in sketchup?

Does anybody have a clue how to go about making one?

Many thanks,

Simon

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#1 posted 12-08-2014 05:12 PM

I would call it a dome (assuming you mean the interior portion that’s above the instrument). It’s a common feature on many churches and that’s what it’s called in architecture.

It is easy to draw in Sketchup. You just need to create the 2D profile then use the “follow me” tool to go around a half circle line. That will give you a half dome.

That piece of furniture was probably done using vacuum-formed panels. It would also be possible to steam-bend blanks and shape them to the final surface.

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#2 posted 12-08-2014 07:20 PM

It’s called a niche. The scalloped fluting and semi-dome shape is kind of assumed, being traditional for a niche, but you could call it a scalloped niche and people would know exactly what you mean.

If it’s bigger, architectural but not huge, it’s a “conch”, great big ones are semi-domes, then there are other terms which I believe are more specific to religious buildings, apse and so on.

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#3 posted 12-08-2014 07:35 PM

By the way, the one in the picture has a whiff of “prefab” coming off it, to my nose. I couldn’t say why exactly… but I bet if you measured it, it would fit between standard US studs, and to my eye it’s too shallow in proportion to be a high-grade bespoke job.

Sorry, my mom deals antique and vintage stuff and I guess you get stuff by osmosis.

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#4 posted 12-09-2014 04:46 PM

Many thanks for the info chaps, I am just at the pricing up stage at the moment so I don’t even know if I will need to make them but just in case I do does anyone know of a book that will give me detailed instructions. I can sort of work it all out for myself but I know what these first time projects are like, Its always best to get some advice first.

Many thanks,

Simon

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