These are just a small part of several carvings for this job. The Acanthus leaf carvings will finish off a pair of doors for a kitchen cabinet installation. It’s a very traditional style design which really defines a door panel.
I did these in Basswood as the doors, and kitchen , will be painted with an antiqued glaze finish.
The thickness of the mullions was 1/2 ” from the surface of where the glass will be to the face of the door itself. Not much room for carvings but they worked out just fine. The thinnest section is 1/4 inch and the thickest is just over 1/2 inch.
Since these have to fit into the door frame the trickiest part was to get the 8 points of contact to fit perfectly to the ogee shaped molding around the perimeter of the opening where the carving is to fit. Cut , trim, fit, cut , trim , fit, over and over until each piece fit perfectly was the order of the day.