Cast custom hardware from any object
Synopsis: Scott Grove uses metal-resin casting to create cabinet pulls, finials, inlay, and small boxes. It’s a technique that gives him an endless source of unique pulls, because you can use items such as pinecones, sculpted wood, and other shapes to form the shape of your pulls. Here, he explains what you need, how to make a master and use it to make a mold, how to cast your pull, and how to add finishing touches using metal powders.
When I got tired of the stock items available in stores and catalogs, I discovered cold metal-resin casting. Today, I use it to create distinctive cabinet pulls, finials, inlay, and even small boxes.
Casting is as easy as baking a cake, and the beauty of this technique is that you can make a master pattern from almost anything, from a hand-sculpted piece of wood to a found object like a…