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    More work for the new church

    Well this may turn into a nice source of revinew.. They already said they need 4 more tables and now they have come to me with a new challenge. They have 14 plagues that depict the passion of Christ. These are use during the easter season. The plagues are 9" wide and 13 1/2 " high but when installed in the church they appear a lot smaller. They want a way to make them stand out and there idea is a simple background 1/2" deep and 3 inches bigger then the plagues painted blue with the edges routed with a 1/2" ogie gilded gold.



    my thoughts are that since the furniture style is Mission make picture frames in the G&G style and use them to surround the plagues.



    What say you, I'll present both ideas tomarrow.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails stations 1.jpg   stations 2.jpg  
    Last edited by Don Baer; 09-13-2010 at 01:59 AM.
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    I vote for the bottom picture. Nice indeed. They must be very pleased to keep sending more work. Good for you! Nice to see a church get furniture/equipment made with style and character as well as built to last generations. So many are going the way of sawdust furniture. Keep it up Don!!
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    I second that! The G&G style is the way to go.
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    Second one
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    definitely the G&G.
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    I also favor the G&G style. The top one certainly accents the plaque more so I would understand if they choose the first one. I think the second one would enhance the overall look and feel of the wonderful furniture you have already made for them . . . . anxiously awaiting the decision ;-)
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    G&G for me also Don and congrats on business expanding

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    I also favor the G&G style. The top one certainly accents the plaque more so I would understand if they choose the first one.
    I like the 2nd also, but I share Glenn's thoughts.

    What if you made the 2nd one a bit larger, so that the white space around the plaque is an inch or two larger. I think that would help bring more attention to the plaque. Also, make sure that the frame is not too thick.
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    On second thought. The first one looks like it fits in a church better. More religious or regal. Can't think of the right word.
    The second one to my eye now looks like a frame that belongs in an office or home.
    I do like the second one better but the first one seems, to my eye anyway, is more fitting in a church.
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    Hi Don,

    Here is what I remember from most churches Stations of the Cross:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:StationXII.JPG
    Obviously more ornate than what would be appropriate in this church but here is something to check on before you get too deep into any design. What are they intending to fill the requested plaques with, if it is more imported fiberglass figurines from Italy, it would help you to have an idea of what they will look like, first. Most times the passion stations are very three dimensional and the mounting (what you are being asked to produce) should blend and fit with the depictions. Have they ordered the figurines yet or are they still in the process?
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