A door is often the
first thing a person sees on approaching a house. It can be warm and
welcoming, intriguing yet private, or strong and secure, perhaps a bit
intimidating. A front door creates a strong first impression,
giving a clue to what lies beyond.
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Copper Tree" door -
Steel, copper, acid patina
is hung from a heavy steel jamb set into an arch at the
base of a stone tower.
slab door with forged hinges and latch - Steel, rust
A door of this size and weight requires correspondingly
substantial hinges to allow it to swing easily. The door is secured
with a forged latch with drop bar, as well as a keyed deadbolt.
style privacy gate with bamboo infill - Forged
steel, rust patina, bamboo
The steel frame of the gate is hot
forged from heavy wall pipe to mimic the knuckled joints
and texture of the bamboo. The inherent contrast, of the
two materials used together, provides a pleasing visual
texture. A forged steel brace lends graceful support
to the whole structure.
Of Life'' door -
Western Red Cedar
The wooden panels are mounted to a commercial entry door.
I carved this piece when I was 17, using tools that I
Door With Eye'' -
Steel, rust patina
guards the entrance to an underground lair. The steel
plate has been cut apart and riveted back together.
The pupil of the eye is inset with a wide angle lens.
This door is very heavy and swings shut with a thunderous
boom that echoes in the tunnel beyond.