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"Hobbit Holes in MyWorld" --by RusticWoodArt #4: "Coalescing With Wood"

04-22-2008 01:58 PM by frank | 10 comments »

Coalescing With Wood ....my life is lived as a worker of wood, these stories i tell are the fruits of my dreams, where it not so i would have told you so, just as gifted stories tweak my imagination in the all that i am… —-yes i laugh at my-self for the rustic wood spirit i am, just as when i pause in the woods for silence, and often out here i can hear the ancient ones laughing also, these are as much their stories of laughter as mine…. ....stories are told among t...

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oak bookcase

04-20-2008 12:26 AM by shiney5757 | 5 comments »

This bookcase had to be designed for a Church, and be movable. It also had to fit comfortably against the back of pews when been stored.I used European white oak which i quarter sawed myself,the shelves sit 90 degrees to the face edge.I made hold down blocks for the top, any screws used were solid brass SH and facing to heaven!The bookcase is movable on castors.Coated with sanding sealer and finished with about 8 – 10 coats of clear wax.

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17th Century Jacobean Oak paneled room #5: Farther down the wall

03-08-2008 03:19 PM by woodwkr | 5 comments »

Below the coffered panels are the skirt panels. These were in better shape than the coffered panels and had a “rope” mould along the top edge. The rope mould was mostly new construction, ( poorly done ) and was replaced with new mould that I ran and distressed. It started to look like this was at least the second installation of these panels because some of them were cobbled together and mis-matched. It became easy to find where they originally belonged, because their length match...

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17th Century Jacobean Oak paneled room #4: What to keep and what to replace.

03-07-2008 03:59 AM by woodwkr | 4 comments »

First, let me say that this project was not an historical renovation. I tried to approach it that way as much as I could, but we did not have an unlimited budget and the client wanted the job done as soon as possible. Ok. I will start at the top and work my way down.Below is one of the few pieces of the original crown that survived. I believe that the original ceiling must have leaked, or been damp, because the crown and coffered panels needed allot of work. We did not have the time t...

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17th Century Jacobean Oak paneled room #3: More layout

03-06-2008 03:28 PM by woodwkr | 5 comments »

We did not have enough space to layout the entire room on the floor, so once I got a sense of how things went together, I measured everything, assigned a number to each one of the parts and plotted all the pieces on the computer. Much easier to drag around and piece the puzzle together. (also much less likely to break some very old and brittle wood) 17th century meets 21st century. :) Some of the notes appear below. -- Then a rough draft layout by our designer. (click to enlarge) ...

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17th Century Jacobean Oak paneled room #2: Sorting and Layout

03-04-2008 02:13 PM by woodwkr | 5 comments »

We never thought at the time to chronicle this project with photos, so I will try to muddle through with the few I have. I wish we got a photo of the pile of lumber and panels when they arrived in our trailer, but I can tell you that the site of them caused me to think – - &$#)@ WHAT ARE WE DOING !!!!—- :) Below are some shots of some parts layed out on the floor in an attempt to make some sense of it all. Click on the photo to get a full size view. Above is an attempt t...

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17th Century Jacobean Oak paneled room #1: Preface

03-02-2008 04:36 PM by woodwkr | 6 comments »

This was an interesting project that I worked on a few years ago. The photo above show the panels in the original room at Henwood Priory, Warwickshire, England. It is the only thing I had to go on. One wall had a fireplace that someone must have blacked out before the auction because it was not part of the sale.( a note: the photos that I use in this blog are rather large so you can see some of the detail. just click on them to see the whole photo and click again to see them actual size )...

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WoodWriting Haiku Thursday's --by RusticWoodArt #6: "Wood Scupper"

01-17-2008 03:09 PM by frank | 2 comments »

Wood Scupper ....your eyes corrupted,my being as fire melts ice,i am soon turned out….—by flp ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————...

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The Best of 'Wood Art" #12: "Found a Power Tool"

01-14-2008 03:03 PM by frank | 10 comments »

Found a Power Tool ....eeeh, eeeh, eeeh, eeeh, eeeh….was the sounding of rasping, vibrating, sonic, electronic, springboard, greeting that pulled me up from my earlier place of peace-full slumbering dream-scape, into the now of later remembering, that this is my inhabited world of 2008. So once again I hit the snooze button and told myself that just a few more minutes would not matter all that much as I felt the coldness of the early morning air, shifting around within the closure of...

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The Best of 'Wood Art" #11: "Where Are the Power Tools" --by RusticWoodArt

01-13-2008 06:25 PM by frank | 5 comments »

Where Are the Power Tools ....climbing up out of the saw pit, the worker of wood looked around and was under-stand-ably fathomed by the appearance of what he saw from up here on top. ”Just like climbing out of a box”; he was heard to exhale as he shook the wide brimmed hat free from all the particles of saw chips that gravity had brought his way. Stomping off in the direction of the sap house and muttering to himself, I could not quite understand what the words were that he was...

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