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Botanical cutwork for a garden room

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Al designed the three botanically-themed ornaments as well as the valance that augment the plate rai...
Al designed the three botanically-themed ornaments as well as the valance that augment the plate rail in the garden room.
He and Ashton built them in the workshops at Ben Haven.

The Studios' work on the plate rail originated with the simple commission to design something that would prevent it
from being an austere shelf around the base of the room's vaulted ceiling.

This facsimile of Al's original design sketch captures not only the concept for the form of a s...
This facsimile of Al's original design sketch captures not only the concept for the form of a solution,
but the energy that drives any creative endeavor.

Creating this prototype was the first major milestone.
Creating this prototype was the first major milestone.

Whenver possible, jigs were created to expedite fabrication; nevertheless, most of the workwas pains...
Whenver possible, jigs were created to expedite fabrication; nevertheless, most of the work
was painstakingly completed by hand.

Pieces have not only to be created, but shepherded through stages of preparation.
Pieces have not only to be created, but shepherded through stages of preparation.

With the proliferation of pieces and overlapping projects, effective space utilization becomes criti...
With the proliferation of pieces and overlapping projects, effective space utilization becomes critical.

Ready for occupancy.
Ready for occupancy.

Last of all, sunlight does its magic.
Last of all, sunlight does its magic.

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