Knotty Alder (shown here natural, unfinished) - Alder is the leading hardwood of the Pacific Northwest. Alder, a relative of birch, is almost white when freshly cut but quickly changes on exposure to air, becoming light brown with a yellow or reddish tinge. Heartwood is formed only in trees of advanced age and there is no visible boundry between sap and heartwood. The wood is fairly straight-grained with a uniform texture. Alder machines well and is excellent for turning. It can be painted or stained to a good finish. When stained, it blends with walnut, mahogany or cherry. Knotty Alder is a lower grade that will contain knots. Knotty Alder is commonly used for the southwest look.
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Get the privacy you need without sacrificing light, thru stunning etched glass art by Sans Soucie! Designs are created thru sandblast etching and carving that obscures the glass, diffuses light and eliminates glare – the perfect combination, creating privacy without blocking light, thru a beautiful art piece for your home! Our pieces are custom made, hand crafted one by one, to suit your style!
Multiple Effects, create Multiple Privacy Levels and Prices.
3D: Carved Edges that Capture the Light, and the Eye.
To create 3D carved glass our most popular effect, our skilled sandblast artists use sand as their sculpting tool, cutting and carving the design deep into the glass, step by step, creating a relief texture of varying depths.
2D: Etching with Dimension.
2D features “shaded” areas that are etched on the top surface only, creating a dimensional effect, but 2D is not cut deep into the glass like 3D carved.
1D: Carved Edges that Capture the Light, and the Eye.
Our 1D effect is the traditional, etched or frosted look you think of, when seen on most “etched glass” items. Design elements are solid frosted. There’s no shading, dimension or carving. The design is made up of solid white shapes. Because our designs are gorgeous, custom designed creations (not clip art!), 1D offers a beautiful look, in a lower price range.
Color My World!
If color is desired, the design elements must first be 3D carved, then a glass dye is airbrush painted into the design elements in either translucent or solid, from matte to metallic, depending on the desired effect.