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.