Recent work on a concrete topped desk, with steel framework. The request included freedom of design, other than the dimensions of H 36" W 60" D 30".... these parameters are easy to stay within. The top of frame was cut and prepared for the threaded inserts, and mounting studs. The legs are to be removable for shipping, which requires more thought as opposed to welding the legs directly to the upper frame.
Below the multiple sets of threaded inserts are TIG welded in to the side of the top frame, this keeps the top surface free. The selection of hi-resolution video displays can float above the desk surface.
IZ medallion in bedded in the bottom surface of the concrete complete with graphics, Also a Fleur-de Lis was also embedded in the bottom surface with related graphics.
Early stages of the top frame with the de-molded desk top.
Assembly, tack welded leg sections.
The outer facing corner of the Desk is the most prominent element as one approaches the area, the leg on this corner is different from the other three, for variation, the use of the number three, and to incorporate steel overlay of an Statue of Liberty. The Leg sections are 6" x 6" at the top and usually 2" x 2" at the foot, though this leg was adapted to accommodate the overlay.
highlighting work on the legs prior to clear coat.
The work on producing the image of 'lustitia' in three colors, here a sample done on plywood.
finally on the concrete top, prior to sealing and wax. Here I decided to have a lightly colored pigment as opposed to the color work on the bottom of the desk top. This is just a suggestion of and image not a vivid image from a magazine.
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