Here's a new project.
This credenza, designed by Tony Kramer is to fit into a niche. This will be the first time I am using composition appliqués or "onlays" manufactured by Decorator's Supply (video here).
Cheesy? I don't know, this type of decoration has been going on for at least 100 years and longer if one considers the plaster medallions of Renaissance ceilings. These particular onlays are made of sawdust and hide glue, to apply them you steam them over a steam table which activates the glue and then press them into position. I have to say it's also the first time I've had to cut miters in the structural equivalent of spaghetti. If you try this do not do so with the expectation of accuracy. This seems like an industry ready for some 3D printing, no?
A linear compo being steamed for a molding.
These door blanks will also have compo in the interior field… after we cut to size and do some Quality control.
The seams are pretty good but will obviously take some handwork to fair the carvings.