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Sun Dog (or Sundog)

This floor is as unique as its name and as full of energy as the sun.

The name and design derive from a term for the visual experience of seeing bright spots of light in the sky near the sun. Like Tom's floors, sun dogs are beautiful to see, but not an every day experience.

Sun Dog Floor designed by Tom Oerada
detail of Sun Dog viewed from the top

 

A sun dog (or sundog), mock sun[1] or phantom sun,[2] scientific name parhelion (plural parhelia) is an atmospheric phenomenon that creates bright spots of light in the sky, often on a luminous ring or halo on either side of the sun.[3] Sundogs may appear as a colored patch of light to the left or right of the SUN, 22° distant and at the same distance above the horizon as the sun, and in ice halos. They can be seen anywhere in the world during any season, but they are not always obvious or bright. Sundogs are best seen and are most conspicuous when the sun is low.
   Source: Wikipedia


Sun Dog viewed from the top

 

Installed in the family room of an energetic family, the floor is a play surface, party conversation piece and the place where the dog lies down: easy to clean and always ready to support an event.

It took Tom about three and a half weeks to go from drawings to finished floor.

Floor Size: 25' x 16', with a 12' x 6' ell for the dining nook.

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Ourada Designs 509.389.8728
Ourada Designs, P.O. Box 325
Nine Mile Falls, WA 99026