Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Hand-Carved Wooden Relief Ornament

My brother Peter is one of the most talented people I know, so I was thrilled when he asked me to draw some ornamental details for a library he is working on. We started out together painting commercial murals around Ireland, but he has since re-invented himself as a first-rate bespoke furniture designer and cabinetmaker.

The drawing above is for a section of torus molding that will be carved by hand, so my drawing had to read as a practical road-map for the carver. 

Furniture in his showroom designed and created by Peter Christopher Carroll
Here's a drawing from the architect showing the rough layout of the library units. I can't wait to start working on the central ornamental element and those capitals. Details to follow.


  1. Hi, Alan - I learned the word "torus" today — I've always admired that oak torus form. And I certainly admire your brother's talent and work! I look forward to updates on that project — looks like steady work!

  2. Marvelous drawing Alan, bravo, I hope you will show us your brother's carving ...I guess he is happy with this model that you created for him!

  3. I am drawn to all things classical,and the oak leaf banding is just exquisite! This will be a wonderful collaboration.

  4. Mighty talented family, Alan! I'd love to be a fly on the wall...admiring...

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