Edwards Zinc Hood

 

I was asked to do an aged zinc range hood for a long time client’s mother’s house (he is a builder), and this was the result. Beautiful.

Edwards Zinc Hood

The solid aluminum moldings were milled by Marengo Fabricated Steel, and the did a great job. Thanks guys.

Edwards Zinc Hood

The underside is stainless steel for longetivity’s sake.

Edwards Zinc Hood

My old Art School friend, Dmitri, now living in Austin, came for a visit and helped with the clamping. It was great to work together again.

Edwards Zinc Hood

 

Edwards Zinc Hood

Zinc, Milled Aluminum, Oil finish. This hood was made for the mother of the designer. It was my first use of zinc, and I found I like it.
Zinc, Milled Aluminum, Oil finish.
This hood was made for the mother of the designer. It was my first use of zinc, and I found I like it.
Zinc, Milled Aluminum, Oil finish, Stainless Steel Photo taken during the home's construction.
Zinc, Milled Aluminum, Oil finish, Stainless Steel
Photo taken during the home’s construction.
Zinc, Milled Aluminum, Oil finish, Stainless Steel The stainless steel underside is designed to gives years of very low maintenance.
Zinc, Milled Aluminum, Oil finish, Stainless Steel
The stainless steel underside is designed to gives years of very low maintenance.
Zinc, Milled Aluminum, Oil finish, Stainless Steel Boy, this one was heavy when it was finished. I don't envy the installers!
Zinc, Milled Aluminum, Oil finish, Stainless Steel
Boy, this one was heavy when it was finished. I don’t envy the installers!

Shafer Hood

Wood, Steel, Patina 48" x 36" x 18"
Wood, Steel, Patina
48″ x 36″ x 18″

This beautiful hood was patterned on the Winery doors I did earlier (shown elsewhere on this site). Here it is shown finished, at home, in its new home in New Jersey.

Wood, Steel, Patina 48" x 36" x 18"
Wood, Steel, Patina
48″ x 36″ x 18″

This decorative hood covers a functional one (made by others). The designer had specified some terrific hardware and lighting, and wanted a hood that could keep up. She found me on line, and working together with a cabinetmaker in New Jersey we produced this hood. The client loves it.

Wood, Steel, Patina 48" x 36" x 18"
Wood, Steel, Patina
48″ x 36″ x 18″

Ed, stepson and helper, brushes the bare steel to give it a slight texture and to thoroughly clean it.

Wood, Steel, Patina 48" x 36" x 18"
Wood, Steel, Patina
48″ x 36″ x 18″

This construction detail shows how the panels have been fit together.

Wood, Steel, Patina 48" x 36" x 18"
Wood, Steel, Patina
48″ x 36″ x 18″

After many, many layers and much time, the finished hood is approved and ready to ship.

Wood, Steel, Patina 48" x 36" x 18"
Wood, Steel, Patina
48″ x 36″ x 18″

The hood has been screwed to a custom crate for transport to New Jersey.

 

Hoyt-Criner Hood

Hoyt-Criner Hood Patina, Brass, Wood, Copper 72" x 36" x 28"
Hoyt-Criner Hood
Patina, Brass, Wood, Copper
72″ x 36″ x 28″

Often functioning hoods are not aesthetically pleasing, and one good way of handling it is to wrap the functioning hood with a decorative one.

Hoyt-Criner Hood
Patina, Brass, Wood, Copper
72″ x 36″ x 28″

The fan and duct work are all hidden behind the hammered brass and copper hood. Maintenance is simple, and copper and brass are known to last for thousands of years.

Rubin Faucet

Kansas Limestone, Cast Bronze, Antique Faucet
Kansas Limestone, Cast Bronze, Antique Faucet

This faucet ended up over a bar. Another project I didn’t get to see the completion of.

Kansas Limestone, Cast Bronze, Antique Faucet
Kansas Limestone, Cast Bronze, Antique Faucet

I have a rather large selection of old wood masters that I have taken molds of and can cast in metal. The bronze frame around this plaque is reproducable in any size.

Stonehenge Bar

Copper
Copper

One of my first copper clad countertops. I’ve done many since. I like to do the metal work, but my elbows are getting tired of it.

Copper, Patina
Copper, Patina

It has always been difficult to convey the depth of the color tone in photos. This is not bad, but in person there is even more richness of color and sheen.