Maple Ceiling Roundel for the University of Vermont

A recent 1,900 square feet addition to the workshop enabled the assembly of a very large maple ceiling roundel for a new fireplace alcove at the University of Vermont. The roundel is above a fireplace, and the chimney goes up through the middle. What started out as an interesting drawing:

 

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ImageBecame a large framework.

 

Image-21The framework was stained black and then maple panels, finished with a clear lacquer finish, were inserted, with spacers between.

 

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Installation at UVM.

 

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UVM Roundel

The finished roundel.