How I Create Art - The Build ProcessMetal WorkingWoodshop NewsWoodworking

Building an Artist Caddy for an Artist from Walnut Padauk and Copper

Building an Artist Caddy for an Artist from Walnut Padauk and Copper
This project was commissioned by a fellow artist M.D. Campbell. He had a design worked out to store his art supplies on his desk and asked if I would build it for him. He gave me a fair amount of leeway in what type of patina to do on the copper and wood selection.
The Copper is patinated with an acid and peroxide technique to create unique patterns and colors on the copper tubes. The tubes were then inset into figured walnut, which was applied on an accent wood of padauk, creating a beautiful contrast in color.
The handle is a custom fabricated D ring set into a padauk clip and capped with walnut. The whole thing spins on a lazy Susan that is inlaid into the bottom of the piece.
If you are interested in seeing how it was built

Affiliate links to some of the products I used in this build.
1 1/2″ plumbing pipe:
K&S Metals Rod for D-ring:
For a list of some of my favorite tools and typical consumables I use in my shop, please visit my amazon page. (This is an affiliate link and funds raised help this channel grow.)
You can find more about this project over on my custom furniture site Artist Caddy For an Artist

I’m the owner of Benham Design Concepts, a mixed media art studio where I design and build custom furniture and other works of art using wood, glass, stone, and various metals.
In this blog, I talk about the art I create, my journey, and the things I learn along the way.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: