September 10, 2002
The Eclectic Table has finally been added to the photo gallery.
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January 11, 2002
A 2" thick rustic fir door with carving. A work in progress. The small speakeasy door has a wrought iron latch and hinges. The outside wrought iron grill over the speakeasy door and the handmade rosettes are made by Flores Blacksmiths in Tucson. The door is 8'-4" tall x 42" wide.
December 21, 2001
These Mexican style alder wood entry doors are 3" thick. The custom designed wrought iron grills are hinged and open for glass cleaning. The bottom raised panel is 2 1/2" thick and made from a wide plank of alder. The back patio doors, which are open in the photo, match the entry doors.
August 14, 2001
mesquite veneered door with solid mesquite jamb and casing.
July 4, 2001
I am working on a large, 12' x 12' entry made out of cherry wood and glass. The temporary panels will be replaced with insulated glass that has a custom design etched and sandblasted on the inside pane. The vertical posts will have cherry wood custom fluted casing with plynth blocks after the floor tile is set.
January 22, 2001
This is a massive natural edge mesquite mantle cut from a large log I saw at the mill. The mantle measures 8'-6" long x 7" thick x 11" wide, and probably weighs 300 lbs. The bark is removed and the sapwood is sanded off following the natural curves of the tree. I start with #36 grit sandpaper and work up to #220 grit, the worm holes are filled with black tinted West brand epoxy, the finish is an oil/varnish mixture hand buffed and waxed to a soft luster.
August 18, 2000
These walnut doors are a little over 8' tall, and a little under 6' wide. The raised panels are 2 1/2" thick in the center, and are made by glueing two 1 1/4" thick raised panels together back-to-back with a lot of clamps. The 4" wide raised panel border was cut with a custom cutterhead in a Williams & Hussey molding machine, the center peak was cut with a bandsaw and hand planes.
The curved molding was also made with the W&H machine. The door will have 5" wide casing inside and out. The center chair rail molding is one solid piece of walnut, 2 1/2" thick, and made with custom router bits.
All the joinery is 3"x 5/8" traditional mortice and tenon with waterproof glue.
The doors are slightly distressed and chemically aged. The finish is an oil/varnish mixture, hand rubbed and waxed to a soft luster.
Photo of the finished and installed walnut
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