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.
The solid aluminum moldings were milled by Marengo Fabricated Steel, and the did a great job. Thanks guys.
The underside is stainless steel for longetivity’s sake.
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.
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.
Often functioning hoods are not aesthetically pleasing, and one good way of handling it is to wrap the functioning hood with a decorative one.
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.
This inlaid etched bronze plaque is the client’s idea of humor- a Medusa blowing at the viewer. This is located in the guest bathroom in front of the commode.
This faucet ended up over a bar. Another project I didn’t get to see the completion of.
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.
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.
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.
This granite sink was a hoot to make and install. Not easy, but very cool.
Check out the fit around the drains… baby, we aim to please.