Thursday, August 18, 2016

This post is of a project I have always wanted to do. I love the Biedermeier and Empire look where the grain of the wood is veneered over the entire piece, moldings and all. The challenge of this piece is, it's an oval.


Here's the finished picture with the Owl placed.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Next project on the list was a pair of bases for a male and female sculptures for the Debate Chamber.
We wanted them to be similar to the Alter base, but these are a bit smaller with a few different details.
One of those details is a bunch of little dentil blocks.

                                                                                           Here is the base for the female.
                                                                                 We went with an Ionic style capital and column.

                                                                           I love the detail in the capitals from Decorator Supply.

                                                                   The male base has fluted Doric columns like the Altar base.

There is only one problem the sculptures got reversed when the movers placed them.
 I think we can sort that out easy enough!

                                                                                                        The Debate Chamber.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

After the Park Place job we got back to what we love, making one of a kind stands for incredible objects. This is a Roman Altar that I believe predates Christ. 
As I was taking the pictures I thought I'ld check the weight. That is one heavy piece of stone!

Can anyone translate?

                                              Here's the full scale drawing for approval.

                                                  A couple of shots before stain and polish.



                                                         Finished with the Altar installed.

Monday, November 16, 2015

 Next up we went Modern. This project was for the new Park Place Mercedes Benz in South Arlington.
This is a project a long time in the making. I started the bid in, I believe February. Received the P.O in  early March. Then it was put on hold for a decorator change. Finally in September we started on it for a late October install. Lot's of coffee tables some end tables and cafe' tables and one massive granite conference table.
 This first one is 2' x 8' x 18" tall. With 3/4" Star fire Glass. The brushed alumni box at the end flips out for USB and power.

We did three of these 2 x 5 x18"


This one is 4'x7'x18" Star fire glass again.

In this area we did the three End tables and four Cafe' tables.

        Closer shot of the end tables. They have 3/4" back painted glass it makes them look illuminated.

                                                          The 2 x 5's in another setting.

     Oh yeah! Their where 4 of these with absolute Black Granite for tops.

 Last but not least a 17' 10" x 69" Triple pedestal conference table out of Blue Pearl Granite. Yes it  went upstairs and thats three pieces. put together flawlessly.

Thanks to Wood Gallery for the Quartered Maple panels.
Whitesmith and Paul Vaden for the metalwork.
Stonexpressions for the Granite, and Glasshaus for the Glass.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

After the directories we started working on some items for the new complex at Old Parkland.
Off of the parking garage of Commonwealth Hall is a lobby to the elevators, with the theme of World War 2. There are several display cases with different ships, submarines and other memorabilia.
This particular model is 111" inches long 16 1/2 wide and 28 tall. The first time I saw it was in the shipping crate in a warehouse. With know way to really take accurate measurements we had it delivered to the shop.
Below are the first pictures with it in the crate.

Here it is on the bench, paper underneath to get a full size drawing going. 

Yes! the props work as do the rudders and navigation lights.

A little damage to repair and a good cleaning was next so off it went to the model repair guy. 


Here is the cabinet before stain.

 Corner detail at the base.

                                                                      Top corner detail.

 Here it is set up in it's new home. I really want to thank the guys with Unified Delivery they did a great job with a real tricky install. I know lifting the glass top up and over the boat was a real thrill!!  Nice job on the glass by Jim at Malloy Art Glass