Gamble House Inglenook Sconce – Dimensions and Scale

I spent some time last night working out a quick CAD model for the “Inglenook Sconce” I want to build.  My goal was to work out enough of the dimensions to be able to build this., but no more than necessary.  I didn’t want to get caught up in modeling all of the details like the inlay bars and ebony plugs, which can take a lot of time for little benefit.

One of the open questions was how deep to make this.  I decided to try making it square in cross-section, and that actually seems to work visually for me.  It has a definite pagoda shape, which feels right.  What do you think?  I left the cloud lift details off from the side – which I believe is how the originals were.  I wish I could spend 5 minutes staring at an original right now.  Without the cloud lift detail I have desire to make this shallower, but visually I think it looks ok.  I’m not sure that makes any sense, but hey – I haven’t had my coffee yet this morning.

I’ll have at least one more cad session before I start cutting wood.  I want to sort of “live with” this level of design for a while and compare it to pictures before I make chips.  For example, I can see the roof profile is a bit too aggressive compared to the original – I’ll want to adjust that for sure.

I need to pick up some Mahogany today, hopefully I’ll be making the parts for this tomorrow.

3D Model of Sconce

3D Model of Sconce in SolidWorks

3D Model of the Sconce in Mahogany

3D Model of the Sconce in Mahogany

 

Front and Side Views

Front and Side Views

Front VIew with Key Dimansions

Front VIew with Key Dimansions

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Gamble House Inglenook Sconce – Dimensions and Scale

  1. chris c

    Hello Joe,

    Looks like a great project and the last batch came out great. Just noticed that your design has quite a bit more upward curve to the top than the original (3-4X the thickness vs. ~1-2X). Is this a trick of the photograph?

    Will look forward to seeing the progress.

    Cheers,
    C

    • I agree, I saw that myself. I’ll update the model to try to get closer. I’ve also convinced myself that it _should_ be a little shallower, so I’ll reduce the side dimensions a bit too.

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