Completed one year ago, this project thrilled me.
My client used to live in Ghana, where she purchased several doors at a market. The doors used to be on village rondelles (round huts) and had family patterns carved into them. She asked me to make her a cabinet for her home office and incorporate the rondelle door into the door of the cabinet.
I was thrilled at this challenge, as the original door was carved from a single block of wood of uneven thickness which twisted at an angle. I completed the commission, working the stylized patterns of the door into the metal body of the cabinet.
The wooden door was so heavy, though, that I had to add a 60 pound steel shelf at the bottom to act as a counter weight, so that the cabinet did not topple over when the door was fully open.