i was looking for tables for my 'what kind of dining tables do you make' post and came across these photos of a 6' x 6' custom room screen we made back in 2006. it's really one of my favorite pieces of all time, and i wish we could put this concept to more use in our regular work. it takes a special kind of adventurous and trusting client though, and that type of client has been somewhat less common these last 5 years. maybe 2014 we'll see one. the year is off to a terrific start .... click the photos to enlarge them.
we originally discussed painting the different woods with transparent colors like i do on my woodburnings, but once the client saw the colors of the woods, she decided to stick with the clear finish.
i like it, but someday i'm gonna do some screen or panel or table top like this with some painted color, like a 3d wood burning or 3d painting. where is that client ???
it was a really fun piece, partly inspired by the book, 'the quilts of gee's bend' , and partly by some of my woodburnings that were hung on my office wall when the client came to discuss her concept.