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.

 

Crane Hood

Crane Hood
Brass, Bronze, Copper, Patina
48″ x 28″ x 18″

Every home, modest or fancy, can have a hand made custom range hood. Just imagine one. It;s not out of reach.

Crane Hood
Brass, Bronze, Copper, Patina
48″ x 28″ x 18″

Bronze and copper. And the client;s desire for a shape like that. What shape do you want?

Bacome Pot Rack

Bacome Pot Rack
Steel
6′ x 3′ x 6′

This beautiful pot rack not only holds pots, it is a chandelier. Look close and you can see the lighting. The old blending perfectly with the new.

Bacome Pot Rack
Steel
6′ x 3′ x 6′

I wish I could have played all these pots like bells. The world is a bell rack waiting to be rung.

Bacome Pot Rack
Steel
6′ x 3′ x 6′

Gravity is as gravity does. All good with the world.

Mitchel Island

Mitchel Island
Brass, Copper, Wood, Patina
4′-6″ x 11′ x 1 1/2″

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.

Mitchel Island
Brass, Copper, Wood, Patina
4′-6″ x 11′ x 1 1/2″

The material will outlast any of our great grandchildren, and is easy to maintain. The proof goes back to the Greeks.

 

Edwards Hood

Edwards Hood
5′ x 4′ x 3′
Stainless Steel, Sheet Brass, Cast Bronze

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.

Edwards Hood
5′ x 4′ x 3′
Stainless Steel, Sheet Brass, Cast Bronze

These cast bronze elements serve no purpose, but they look great anyway. The patina is a rich mottled brown, and is very durable.

Edwards Hood
5′ x 4′ x 3′
Stainless Steel, Sheet Brass, Cast Bronze

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.

Herbstreet Hood

Herbstreet Hood
Brass, Copper, Wood, Patina
42″ x 42″ x 22″

A beautifully made decorative hood is a custom addition to a kitchen unmatched by anything commercially available.

Herbstreet Hood
Brass, Copper, Wood, Patina
42″ x 42″ x 22″

Every nail is hand hammered and pre-drilled by hand. This is the real deal, the most custom metal kitchen hood you can get.

Perry Fireplaces

Designed by architect Michael HasaraBrass, Bronze, Glass, Wood
Designed by architect Michael Hasara
Brass, Bronze, Glass, Wood

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.

Designed by architect Michael HasaraBrass, Bronze, Glass, Wood
Designed by architect Michael Hasara
Brass, Bronze, Glass, Wood

This is chiseled Pyrex, the same glass used for the space shuttle. There are lights behind each of these panels.

Designed by architect Michael HasaraBrass, Bronze, Glass, Wood
Designed by architect Michael Hasara
Brass, Bronze, Glass, Wood

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.

Designed by architect Michael HasaraBrass, Bronze, Glass, Wood
Designed by architect Michael Hasara
Brass, Bronze, Glass, Wood

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.

Designed by architect Michael HasaraBrass, Bronze, Glass, Wood
Designed by architect Michael Hasara
Brass, Bronze, Glass, Wood

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.

Designed by architect Michael HasaraBrass, Bronze, Glass, Wood
Designed by architect Michael Hasara
Brass, Bronze, Glass, Wood

Another good example of the lighting built in. Here is also a shot of the steel bar we built.

Designed by architect Michael HasaraBrass, Bronze, Glass, Wood
Designed by architect Michael Hasara
Brass, Bronze, Glass, Wood

The bar, the fireplaces, the stairway… pretty cool pad, eh?

Designed by architect Michael HasaraBrass, Bronze, Glass, Wood
Designed by architect Michael Hasara
Brass, Bronze, Glass, Wood

Slate hearth… lighting coming through.

 

Designed by architect Michael HasaraBrass, Bronze, Glass, Wood
Designed by architect Michael Hasara
Brass, Bronze, Glass, Wood

This beautiful patina on the bronze is a very tricky balance of heat and application. Jack Oliver was the master of the green.

Designed by architect Michael HasaraBrass, Bronze, Glass, Wood
Designed by architect Michael Hasara
Brass, Bronze, Glass, Wood

I am grateful always for the support of creative patrons. Thank you!

 

Patton Hood

Patton Hood
Brass, Copper, Wood
4′ x 3′ x 2′

It might not seem obvious, but there are many shared qualities between stone and metals. Forever, or the human folly  and facsimile. is a shared trait.

Patton Hood
Brass, Copper, Wood
4′ x 3′ x 2′

My decorative copper, bronze, and brass hoods are all made by me, and are all 100% non-combustible compliant. There are no commercially available comparisons.