Tag: MK Panel

The MK Panel: Installed!

Last time, we reported, happily, that the MK Panel had been assembled. In the time since, we’ve gotten it sandwiched between two sheets of Lexan (for superior resistance to damage from the elements and the occasional kicked-up rock), framed (using a rough cedar), and installed!

Every indication we have is that the client is happy about the work we did–and we’re pretty pleased with it, ourselves! We’ve got every expectation that the piece will stand up to what the Hill Country might throw at it–and if it looks like something’s coming in that might put that to the test, or if the panel needs a good cleaning, it’ll unhook from its housing with ease!

Now, with the MK Panel done and in place, we turn to other projects. Perhaps one of them might be yours? If you’d like that to be the case, give us a call at 830-890-1509, or message us through the form below!

And, for your writing needs, get in touch with Elliott RWI!

The MK Panel: Progress Made

The process of putting together the MK Panel has progressed since last week. Where we left off, Kevin had cut all of the pieces of glass and done something of a dry-fit to ensure that they would all lie together as planned. The next step was to fit the came–the metal channels that hold the glass in place–to the panel, work on which is shown below.

The panel is surrounded by a zinc came, a harder metal that adds significant strength to the panel’s structure. Within the panel, a lead u-channel is used to allow the glass to settle in on both sides of the lead. We stretch the lead before applying it, narrowing and straightening the channels and making the ductile metal even easier to work with. And that flexibility matters; it allows for the window to shift ever so slightly against changes in temperature, without which the glass might well break under the strain of being in the Hill Country sun. We don’t want that to happen, of course; we stand by our products, so we make sure we make them right!

If you like what you see and would like to see it for yourself, please, give us a call at 830-890-1509, or message us via our “Contacts” page or the form below to see what all we can do for you!

And, for your writing needs, get in touch with Elliott RWI!

The MK Panel: Getting Started

Yes, it’s been a while since we’ve updated here. But we’re back again, and we’re glad you’re here, too!

At the moment, we’re at work on a piece for someone we’ve known for a long while, now. And what we’re doing for him is setting up a panel that will be on display outside–which makes for some interesting design challenges that we’re happy to address.

Broadly, we’ll be putting together a panel to fill the frame. The panel frame itself will be rough-cut cedar, and the glass-work will be sandwiched between protective layers to help keep things from breaking. It’ll hang on a system that will allow it to be removed, too, in case one of the Hill Country thunderstorms that pops up now and again will be a bit more…intense than normal and would be a bit more of a threat to the panel. (We’ve seen baseball- and softball-sized hail come through these parts, and one such hailstone’ll ruin your day quick.)

As might be guessed, the client we’re working with at the moment’s a musician. The panel reflects that profession, and we were happy to put our own art to work representing that art:

We’ll be updating with progress on this as we can–and if you’d like us to compose a panel for you, give us a call at 830-890-1509, message us via our “Contacts” page, or use the contact form below. We’d love to hear from you!

And, for your writing needs, get in touch with Elliott RWI!