We bow to David Austin

Last week, M.A.I.L. announced the winner of their 11th Theme Contest, and we were blown away. The topic was Unconventional and/or Useful Maille.

Leave it to David Austin of ChainmailBasket.com to put together a CD rack. In 56 days. !!!

Photo courtesy of artist and used with permission.

Wowza! There are more than 11,000 rings used in 7 different sizes. Two main weaves: Staggered Captive Inverted Round Sheet and European 4-1. The dimensions are: Length: 15.75″ (40cm) x Depth: 7″ (17.8cm) x Height: 25.875″ (65.8cm). Weight is 13.2 pounds (6kg)

To see more stats please read David’s post in the Theme Contest thread on M.A.I.L.

You know, I have a feeling he is slowly chainmailling every bit of his house….give him another decade, and he’ll have a dining room table and chairs (complete with a removable leaf), a rug, chandelier, candlesticks and even dinnerware, all made out of maille. You may think I’m kidding, but seriously, check out some of his previous insanity on ChainmailBasket.com. Simply incredible work.

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13 years 5 months ago

Wow! That is totally AWESOME!!

Dion Brodeur
13 years 6 months ago

He does have lots of excellent work on his site. I have been kicking around the idea of insetting Persian Scripted lettering into a 4-in-1 sheet as a Logo for my forthcoming brand of jewelry, (chain maille and knotwork).

Kimberly Balque
13 years 6 months ago

This is amazing!!