A recent project called for an oversize Jean Nouvel designer knife and fork prop for a display. The two metre long knife and fork props were required to hang vertically on a wall.
Using a reference photo scaled drawings were made from which the props were constructed from timber.
The knife was a simple matter to make but the fork was challenging as it had a curved profile.
This was solved by making a mould of the shape of the fork and laminating several layers of thin plywood together and clamping them in the mould. When the glue had dried the formed ply laminate was ready for shaping.
A metallic reflective finish was required and this was achieved by sealing and sanding the surface until a perfectly smooth surface was obtained. This was then sprayed with a brilliant chrome enamel and left to dry.
Below are some of the stages in construction of the oversize prop fork.