Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The side lights panels are pretty much done and finished:


The door is done too:



The carving, itself, is proving to be very time consuming.
I think in this case, I will try to get the door installed with the glass and temporary stops and then i can put the carvings in later when they are done.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Here is a sketch of the newest project. We have made a small change in the height of the center rail, we have moved it up a bit, but the overall look is pretty much the same. The door will be made of Black Walnut;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juglans_nigra#Wood
It is a dark wood with a good temperament. I am excited about using it for this door.


Saturday, June 28, 2008

Finally the door is completed, installed and trimmed out.

The carvings appear on the outside only. Here is a shot of the door from the inside:

Saturday, March 22, 2008

I finished the carved panels for the door. I used a pickling stain on the trunks and branches of the trees to keep them lighter, (like birch bark), and then finished everything, including the backs of the panels, with a satin finish marine varnish. Now I can get back to work on the door itself.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Here, the carving is basically done. It is hard to see well in this light, even though the relief is fairly deep. I'm going to enhance things a bit, though I'm not sure how. Probably give a slight white wash to the birch bark and then do some enhancing with a wood burner.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

These pictures were taken a few weeks ago as I was just getting started on this carving. These are relief carvings on panels for a door I am building.