Tuesday, October 16, 2012

a custom floor inlay

trevor finished up the 68 pieces for a custom floor inlay we're making for a local client today.  you can see half of it here.  it will be 3/4 " thick, 60" in diameter when it's installed.  click the photos to enlarge them.
he started with this cad drawing i made from my memory of a compass rose we did in a 'sea chest' lid about 15 years ago.  that was a small inlay, and i can't find a picture, but i remember the layout.  we then made a quick 1/4 inch mdf sample of half the circle, which gave us patterns for the blanks.  
there was, of course, a little bit of programming involved. but, on the whole, it was a pretty quick piece of cnc work compared to cutting and fitting the pieces by hand.  the next step, is the final fitting and gluing to the mdf core and installing it in the floor after it is laid. more on this project later ...


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Unknown said...

Wow! That's called great work! I'd like to see that design on my outdoor table furniture. It will definitely make my neighbors green with envy.