Cumberland Journal

Rome County Georgia Courthouse

Date: 2010
Client: Federal Government
Location: Rome, GA

There is a huge old federal courthouse in the small town in rural Georgia that needed renovation. The entire courtroom all walnut burl, book and balanced match and end match that makes each panel look like a kaleidoscope of wood. The judge’s bench is very classical, with ornate embellishments and large columns. Then, within the framework of the desk, the entire thing is lined with bulletproof Kevlar panels.

The tooling needed to cut those panels was quite a challenge. Being bulletproof material, you might get one or two cuts out of a blade at the most. We burned through a lot of blades.