We have had the pleasure of helping many clients realize their dream kitchen with our copper, brass, and bronze hoods, counters, and tables. Our limestone corbels and counters lend a warmth granite can’t match. Our counters can be shipped anywhere, and installation can be done by any qualified local installer.
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.
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.
Ed, stepson and helper, brushes the bare steel to give it a slight texture and to thoroughly clean it.
This construction detail shows how the panels have been fit together.
After many, many layers and much time, the finished hood is approved and ready to ship.
The hood has been screwed to a custom crate for transport to New Jersey.
Making my custom hammered bronze, brass, and copper counter tops is always a welcome change of pace from my stone work. I enjoy both, and both are valuable parts of my existence. Thanks in advance for ordering one.
The material will outlast any of our great grandchildren, and is easy to maintain. The proof goes back to the Greeks.
I have worked with a machinist/metalmaster for many years now. we have done several hoods together. I design them, do the finish work, any casting that may be involved, and install them, and Mark does the fabrication in his shop. We make a good team.
These cast bronze elements serve no purpose, but they look great anyway. The patina is a rich mottled brown, and is very durable.
I have always regarded a good hood as a piece of furniture for a room. The craftsmanship has to be first rate. And a little creativity in a room never hurt either.
This is a team project at its best. The carpenter that built the forms, the electrician that wired them, the architect… me and my crew… it’s been almost twenty years, but I still remember this project distinctly. What a challenge! There are no visible fasteners on either fireplace. I had to crawl out from inside the fireplace and drop the last panel in from outside. There is a simple ladder built in for changing light bulbs, and the last panel has a subtle hole for a handle to lift it out.
This is chiseled Pyrex, the same glass used for the space shuttle. There are lights behind each of these panels.
This photo gives an idea of the lighting involved, but it is a bright day, and the lighting is low wattage. I’m sure that during a party the lighting is a conversation piece.
Here you can see more of the built in lioghting, and the kitchen side is shown. The opposite side of the faces is the kitchen, and all of the doors and cabinets are functional.
Houses are built the way house are built, and myself and crew were there when the steel guys showed up to install this staircase. The grinding in the large atrium was so excruciatingly painful, even through headphones, that we had to call it a day and come back later.
Another good example of the lighting built in. Here is also a shot of the steel bar we built.
The bar, the fireplaces, the stairway… pretty cool pad, eh?
Slate hearth… lighting coming through.
This beautiful patina on the bronze is a very tricky balance of heat and application. Jack Oliver was the master of the green.
I am grateful always for the support of creative patrons. Thank you!