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Friday, 19 April 2013

New Build Progress.

Hi everyone, well as promised i have managed to take a few shots of how this piece is progressing. It may be a little difficult to understand how this piece is going to look once complete so I'll try my best to explain, also please excuse the spare rooms tidiness!! lol.


This is a top view showing the walls and floor space, the roof overhang to the left covers a recessed area inside the building this will have lights mounted along not only the inside section but also the area that covers the entrance. To the bottom of the image you can see one of the full wall length windows, this along with the two wall sections to the left and also the top are fully removable for ease of access and also for photographing items on display, i will mention that the property is meant to resemble a gallery for displaying not only pieces i make but also for some of the items i have collected.
 
This image shows the front of the build and the main entrance which as i said before will be a sliding door, all of the windows and doors are or will be constructed from walnut, the main frame and floor are all solid oak, also in this shot you can see the overhang that will house the lights, again the end wall section in this shot with the two window panes is fully removable.
 
 
This photo shows the wall section removed. The interior solid walls i wanted to do something a little different with i decided to panel these with different hardwoods, these are beech, oak , maple and koto.
 


 
Again showing the main entrance with the overhang also in this shot you can see the different timber i have used for the interior walls.
 
 
An end view shot through the floor to ceiling windows, i wanted as much natural light as possible to shine inside the gallery once completed.
 
 




And finally showing the main entrance again with the interior wall timbers, again because i have made the wall sections fully removable this also enables me to construct different designed sections which will also give the building a different look.
Well that's the progress i have made so far, there's still a fair way to go but I'm happy how its turned out up to now, I'm still planning the roof and also looking around for different lighting options as this moves forward i will make more progress reports on how things are going.
Have a great weekend everyone.   Tony.

22 comments:

  1. Hi Tony, It's already gorgeous. For me it has a modern somewhat Japanese feel, maybe because of the vertical panels. :) You've used such beautiful woods, it will be perfect for housing your treasures!

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    1. Hi Idske, its true what you say about the Japanese feel as someone else also mentioned it had a similar appeal, i look forward to the point where i can start to house some of my own tiny treasures. many thanks :)

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  2. So very exciting! I LOVE LOVE what you are doing, all the beautiful wood, everything is fabulous so far :)

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    1. Hi Linda many thanks for your comment, It was a difficult choice to use some of the timbers as the grain is not necessarily to scale,but the natural decorative effect for me anyway will be worth it. many thanks :)

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  3. Beautiful building, I'm sure that your collection will be displayed marvelously in it.

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    1. Hi Mary, I'm sure it will be too, im also looking forward to aquiring some new pieces to put on display to. :)

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  4. Very interesting project! Anxious to see it completed. Mini hugs, Natalia

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  5. This project will be a gorgeous display for your artworks! The wood you have used is beautiful, I really love the grain.
    Have a nice weekend. Hugs, Ilona

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    1. Many thanks Ilona, i also love the grain on the timber this was one of the main reasons for using it :) You have a nice weekend to.

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  6. I love your design and use of different woods. Will be a great space for housing your miniature treasures. Look forward to your next update.

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  7. Un trabajo perfecto de diseño y construcción.
    MARAVILLOSO!
    :D
    Un abrazo

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    1. Muchas gracias Rosamagarita estoy feliz de que te guste :)

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  8. It is looking very good Tony. I love all the different woods you have been using!

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  9. It's always in the back of my mind when building a room of how to get enough natural light in there and how to take photographs of the interior. I love that sections can be removed for easier access. Also loving the woods. Over time the material is going to look even better as it settles and ages. Fab work as always =0)

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    1. Hi Carol, yes this was also my main concern and the fact that once i had pieces in place i wanted more than just one angle of view to be able to capture more shots,The oak i used came from an old set of draws that had a beautiful patina sadly this had to be cut and planed to the thickness i required but as you say it should look even better once it starts to gather patina once again. :)

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  10. Beautiful building! I'm curious to see it finished.
    Bye, Faby

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    1. Hi Fabiola, many thanks for your comment i to will be curious to see it complete :)

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  11. What a beautiful start. Very Japanese...gorgeous wood interiors and exteriors, sliding doors on all walls, loving the alcove, I'm inspired!

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    1. Hi Alison, many thanks for your comment I'm also happy to have given you a little inspiration to :) glad you like it.

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