We had a fabulously successful build yesterday!
With the first batch of materials purchased, we were ready to measure, mark and cut. Frank’s dad, and little brother came over, and after a slight delay due replacing an expired scroll saw, we got all the panels and frame pieces cut. While I was out at a performance last night, Frank graciously assembled all the pieces, and I came home to a fully assembled arch.
Next steps: 1) Paint the basecoat, and stencil on the outline for a “paint by numbers” paint treatment. 2) Cut and prepare the base stabilization, to be assembled on-site.
Read about the design here!
These are reference images I’ve been using for inspiration:
And the stencil pattern to paint by numbers, inspired by Islamic tile work.