Inside the Shop: Nathan Crawford

1600249_814754059565_1829126400_nNathan, what are you working on?
“Right now we are working on many large and complex metal structures that house graphics, lenticular panels, and several interactives. These will be permanently displayed in one of Chicago’s largest museums.”

Any challenges?
“Each structure has to be identical, because there are so many it challenge to make each one perfectly match. You must have an eye for detail and a lot of patience especially when you are welding big pieces of metal together!”

How long will it take you to complete this?
“We have been working on this project for 6 months,and I would say we have about about two more months left.”

What’s your favorite thing about this project?
“I love finishing the pieces, taking a step back and seeing that all of the structures look like carbon copies of one
another — it is a really a great feeling of accomplishment!”

Anything else you would like to share, maybe a personal project that you’re working on here?
“I have my own shop where I work on the weekends, right now I am building a seven foot walnut dining table for my home. You can check out my past projects at