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The case

The case is solid oak with carved openwork. Rich mouldings highlight the volume and give relief to the ensemble. The design of the case is the fruit of an intense personal work that takes into account the architecture of the edifice, the style and the epoch of the instrument, the rules of harmonious proportions—and great experience in the field of new organ creation (over 25 instruments with more than 10 stops in the last 15 years).

 

The assembly is traditional dovetail, mortice and tenon. The different pieces are pegged together. The doors and detachable panels are fastened with self-tightening wooden wedges to avoid vibration risks. Each case serves a structural and resonating function. The frames, panels, solid oak doors and tops (most often in spruce) give an excellent resonance to the case.
The conception of the self-supporting case with a sole in spruce assures the levelness and stability of the windchest assembly and the mechanics. This technique is an important part of the reliability of the instrument.

The soft woods are treated with natural products to prevent attacks by worms or insects. All the wooden pieces of the instruments are finished by hand (planed and scraped) then waxed with natural beeswax.

 

The open work, pendants and other ornamentals are painstakingly sculpted in our workshops to blend harmoniously with the rest of the case.

At times we are called upon to also fabricate the gallery that holds the organ (photo below).