The hood is one of the most complex components in the house to get built. It has decorative metal work, cabinetry, electrical, duct work, co-ordination with tile, framing, duct work and exhaust equipment. Getting the metal work fabricated had lots of interesting twists and turns. The corners bend in two directions and having them fabricated seemed to stump everyone. I have a custom metal shop that just finished the huge bronze doors for the Barnes Foundation but couldn't seem to figure this out. I found a fabricator of curved metal who could make the thing in stainless steel with their rolling equipment, but not brass due to the softness of the metal. My copper fabricator in Atanta that made the curved gutters over the porte cochere wanted to mill each side with a CNC mill and braze it up into the double curve. I seemed to keep repeating my speech to each new metals fabricator: this is blacksmithing, not rocket science. As you see in the video, I had fabricated a curved jig to use for this purpose. I got into a discussion about this with my excavator, a jack of all trades type who said "I can do that". Took it home and brought it back the next day: perfect!