American Heritage School
Boca Raton, FL
the project of theming an elementary school library with an undersea cave reading room and trees
 
update 4.21.13
Cave in production
window opening.
we purchased a Tempered and laminated glass. if it were to break it will stay together like a car windshield.
the tree trunk will remove from cylindrical seat.
the seat will also have access to below for utilites

see the beginning of the project at bottom of page

latest information on top
click on images to see how we intend to mold our own fan coral

One has to consider the long lead time aspects of a project and invest time into research and development of them

here we are beginning to study how to mass produce different types of life size coral to apply to the coral reef
FIRE RETARDANT LUMBER STAMPS
(DOCUMENTATION FORTHCOMING)
will this be chamfered?
Foot print on floor
24”
thick
8”
thick
2x4 x 14” framing
(Need Strength as Foam warps substrate)
Proposed Sections
i have diverted from orginal opening.
do you prefer the opening more towards the left?
i was  going for symmetry as i want to propose  a dolphin arch to walk under
Opinions low enough for the smaller children
Framing
the cave will be constructed in 5” x 14” panels with crooked seams to fit together on site
good representation of arching at top
avg 36” thick at top
 would like the most curving at top as possible to help look like rounded roof cave
Cave Studies
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will have some foliage up higher to fill in this space
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CLICK HERE TO VIEW LITTLE MOVIE

is this ceiling expanse Correct?
undersea cave
where’s the leaves?
suggest edges not be so perfect a circle, but vary on edge
each tree to have a 360 degree bench. tops will be varied 2x’s and varied colors of each plank. vertical planks on face to all be a “Barn wood” plank. (stained to your desire)
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 seeking to confirm that Geometry is correct
window
CONSTRUCTION 
BEGINS 3/4/13
the black plastic
is so that the foam keeps the individual sections from being “Welded” together.
update 4.28.13
Treasure Chest
Dolphins
Clam Shell
Nathan working on the sculptures
Trees
Each tree has a portion of the planks that is removable to have access underneath.

the cave is framing is finished and the screening is next . expecting to begin foaming this week.

a collection of Sea life is coming in to make molds of.
Pirate Booty
update 5.1.13
the cave is ready for screen and foam. (hopefully today)
We added a baby Dolphin to the mom and dad
Locating the 
Sea Shell
we are messing around with making unique undersea formations
nathan Carving the Treasure Ches
a school of dolphin swam by
the clam
the four banyan trees
Lets start with this one
Real branches fixed into PVC pipe fittings for removal
WE’RE FOAMING!!!
what a banyan looks like.
Priming Dolphins , sea shell and treasure chest
hard Coating
Shelf Coral
Shelf Coral
Flat Screen TV goes here
Window
Shelf Coral
Sample colors
Shelf Coral
Sea Life Molds
Frame for Flat Screen
will put star fish over it
Blue / Teal colors is finished color of Coral Reef
Colors in progress
These are patches of life growing over reef
not finished yet. will not be solid color (see examples)
will be black light active
will be this color
in progress
not finished
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6.12.13
reference page
click here
AHS_REF.html
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sea weed
we will paint vibrant colors
red velvet for clam shell cushion
sea shell being bondo’ed
color changing LED light rope behind lip
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6.18.13

Trees: are complete and being disassembled for shipping

Cave: Painting in shop complete. ready to disassemble.    we need to have cave in final location and light to confirm colors. (black light and regular light mix)

the colors do not read right in our shop with gas lights and outside light coming. in.

Exterior of cave
Inside
No light with black light
also not shelves, plants, starfish are on the walls yet

Accessories and plants: all these items are being painted individually and have tags on where they go on the cave.

Lobster trap shelf
hole for light switch
“Tubes”
Anchor
Sea Shell
being sanded really smooth
will be painted pearlescent soon

High Visible 300 5050 SMD LED Ribbon Strip Rope Light 16.4FT RGB Color Changing With Remote Control Flexible Weatherproof

Color Changing LED hidden behind  Lip
Coral Cluster
this is a unique last minute piece we are still carving out. will be a detailed pieces on the wall above the window inside
Making and Placing Sea Life
Each one is labeled where it was made to fit
shelf coral
Treasure Chest still being worked. making metal bands
More page below
Breaking it down for shipping
Trees  foamed for shipping