Owl Cabinet

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The main source of the wood is resawn
mahogany taken from the casings and
other trim from a Hyde Park apartment.
I carved an owl on both sides.  The dark 
lacquered top (veneered MDF) is from
a cheap Chinese piece of crap which 
repeatedly fell apart and the drawer is from
a set of three salvaged by my friend Zena.
Thanks, Zena! Thanks, Rick! 

Front Door Re-casing

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I have this nice leaded-glass transom, but it was all rather plain,
so I decided to punch it up with some new casing. The corbels are
sculpted in Sculpy and set into wooden housing. I then made molds
and cast numerous copies in plaster. The woman represents the
warm season and the man represents to cool season and the
emblems above them echo that. The emblems are carved, sawn
and glued wood. The grooves on the vertical casings were
produced on the table saw. Some of the trim is store-bought
millwork and some I produced, like the dentil.