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Ellen's Design Challenge - Project No. 1

By Karl Champley

This is what we made from an empty crate:

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Our inspiration for this first piece.

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The amazing designer Katie Stout. Guess where her jewelry came from?

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Laminating the walnut strips to make the solid shelf. Never a shortage of fine tools here at the workshop!

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We did not have the luxury of hardware. So I made the sliding panels operate by recessing two channels into the walnut top & bottom rails.

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The acrylic from the crate, cut out with a CNC machine. Three layers where used to make the top.

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Proud to be paired up with Katie as this is just one result of her vision!
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Beautiful walnut from the crate we used for the shelf and surround

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Staging our piece prior to the judging

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A lousy photograph, however gives you an idea of the finished result - all from a crate :)