No excuses for not writing my blog then! So here it is my door!
So after a lot of research and the usual sketches and working out i decided that i was going to make a door with in a door. Mainly because i wanted the challenge but also to explore the idea of experimenting how set pieces can be used within a play. For example if you are doing alice in wonderland a smaller door can give the illusion that Alice has grown in size seconds after she has walked through the regular door.
I knew that i wanted to create a door in the Art nouveau style - this meant a lot of decoration.
|Inner door fret work template|
|design for 'window' of the door|
|Frame for inner door|
The left hand side of the inner door has 2 lengths of timbre to add strength for the hinges.
For the outer door it was a slightly diffrent way of building it because of the 'window'.
|Starting to router (free hand!)|
|Finally cut out and sanded|
|the corners are cut out to reduce weight|
Now i had the skeleton of the two doors made i could get onto the more decorative work.
Like the window detail i was going to router out the fret work after i had drawn the design onto the material. The door were going to be clad/covered in 4mm MDF and the fret work was also going to be 4mm. this made it a delicate operation and a little nerve wrecking !
|Transferring the design|
|Inner door Clad and fret work added|
|Frame work of inner door - extra supports needed to be added so i had something to staple the fret work into|
|Inner door placed in outer door|
See the rest of the process in DOOR PART 2