Sunday, April 15, 2018

just a few mirrors

i love a good mirror!  they can make a room bigger and brighter, 
and more interesting, and also create interesting reflections and shadows.
and we have made quite a few of them .. we are working now with a client who
would like to do something 'a little interesting' in the mirror department.
and below are just a few we've done ... any wood combination or size possible
and we are open to new suggestions too ... 
click the photos to enlarge them ... 
when you sit in just the right place, the mirror becomes a 'third window' but i've never
been able to catch it just right in a photo .. mirrors are actually tricky to photograph. 
same room as the first image, in my own house .. 
crazy things can happen when these two interact.
with an abalone detail
we've done a few of these
and then there's your arts and crafts style

 your round ones, with or without the convex (security) mirrors

                                                          you've got your carved details

                                                        your 'doorway' traditional style
your funky painted style ...

                                 then you can combine any wood with any frame border,
                                         above aluminum and brazilian rosewood veneer
in this case, cherry and black milk paint
and on and on

Friday, April 13, 2018

a cool retro fit

well ok, here's a good project ...
this client bought the table above at an auction as 'half of a table', 'several years ago'.
when we got it, it was three pieces, the top, the leaf, and the base below, 
no hinges and no instructions.
so this was the base .. nice carvings! we didn't think much about the hole until after we made some
half size pieces of cardboard and tried to figure out where the pivot point for the main top was.
bingo!  the theoretical pivot point was somewhere in the hole!
so we filled in the hole and attached the top to the base with another circular 'plate' of wood
that was a little larger than the light colored circle in the picture above.
we could see a ghost of where the missing 'plate' rubbed when the top was swiveled.
worked perfectly ..
so then, luckily, we had two pairs of drop leaf table hinges on hand, and they 
were the right size, but the original screw holes didn't line up.
patch the holes, attach the top .. good to go ...
an interesting repair ... 
now if we can just find the mate to it, the client would have a nice dining table