This ark was commissioned by Congregation B'nai Moshe in West Bloomfield, Mi to be placed in their small chapel/special events area.
It had to be portable , fit through doors and have an everlasting light (Ner Tamid) incorporated in the design.
The cabinet's exterior is white ash solid core plywood with African wenge wood edging through out with the back in walnut plywood.
The front relief is bent laminated hand dyed and natural ash veneer finished withed paduke veneer.
The Interior is ash plywood, wenge wood trim, and flame patterned walnut plywood.
The curtain is hand dyed silk with glass beaded trim.
The sun burst crown (Ner Tamid)) is stained glass and back lit with lights that stay lit when plugged in the wall and instantly converts to battery power in the event that it becomes unplugged or there is a power outage.