A Wood Carver’s Sanctuary
Wood Carver’s Sanctuary
A sanctuary is any place that offers comfort and safety, whether that be a religious sanctuary, an animal and plant sanctuary, or even a television series called Sanctuary. RSVP Design Services was presented with the opportunity to design a different form of a sanctuary.
RSVP Design Services was faced with the challenge of designing an efficient and flexible workshop for a client’s hobby. This space was designed to be a “sacred” place where the client spent most of the time after work or on the weekends, enjoying his hobby of wood carving.
In creating the project, a 10′ x 10′ area was used in the client’s three car garage. There were specific power tools that needed to be integrated into the design, despite the limited square footage available. The walls were designed to be removable and the Gladiator Garage Works cabinets were installed on a slat wall system, resulting in more convenience and maneuverability in the space. An open loft was created above the workshop area to add additional storage space.
An absolute necessity for any wood worker’s shop is a dust collection system, which helps purify the air in any space that accumulates excessive amount of dust. RSVP Design Services included an under-cabinet storage area for a portable dust collector. This helps make the space more comfortable for the client to work in for extended periods of time. Since the workshop is located in the garage, the space was easily tied to the existing upstairs duct work. This offers a heated and air-conditioned environment, which is especially great for working in the Texas summer heat. The partial glass double doors allow natural light to enter the space, along with the option to expose the space completely on a nice day.
RSVP Design Services was awarded Second Place at the 2011 ASID Legacy of Design Awards in the Rising Star: Singular-Space Residential category for this design. The ASID Legacy of Design Awards is an annual competition and awards ceremony for the American Society of Interior Designers Texas Chapter. The 2011 Legacy of Design Awards along with Summer Designs was held at the Dallas Market Center Trade Mart on August 10, 2011. The awards were created by David Gappa who owns Vetro Glassblowing and Art Studio.