Deutsch & Cheney Metals

I have been working with Cheney Metals for over ten years and have collaborated on several successful creative large and small scale projects. They bring a wonderfully complex variety of expertise to fabrication from old-world forging, rolling, to CNC manufacturing, mill and lathe machining, and sheet metal manipulation. This versatility of metal fabrication vocabulary gives me the freedom to design to my own sensibility. Through their ability to assist design and intelligently guide the fabrication concepts, fabrication always results in accuracy and efficiency while carrying through the integrity of the original design. I could not be more pleased with the work that we have done together.

San Francisco Public Works Commission

Office of Chief Medical Examiner

In 2017, Richard Deutsch commissioned Cheney Metals to construct and install a large stainless steel sculpture to be sited for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner located in the Hunter's Point area of San Francisco.

Wood Templates for Stainless Steel Tubing

Cheney Metals translated CAD (Rhino) drawings provided by the artist into a format used to create detailed wood templates;

Section of OCME Sculpture

The templates were used as their basis for rolling, cutting, mitering, fitting and welding of over 2000 feet of stainless steel tubing, transforming over 200 tubular ribs into a sail-like sculpture over 25 feet high.

Installed at the OCME, Bayview-Hunters Point

Cheney Metals was hired by the city of San Francisco as the general contractor to manage construction and installation of a lighting system and deep underground concrete base.

More Sculpture Projects with Cheney Metals

State Street Park, Fremont CA

Cheney Metals assisted with the final installation of the State Street Park sculpture.

Cad For Sculpture Modification