|Project by Buckethead||posted 04-24-2014 11:57 PM||2087 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
In a manner of speaking, yes.
Firstly, it’s actually an enclosure for a giant compactor that resides in a parking lot for an upscale shopping/dining complex in Neptune Beach.
Starting off; firring, painted brown for diminished visibility.
Slap up a few runs…
Add a sill for the termination point…
Aluminum door frames? Check. You may know that Ipe is dense, heavy lumber. At 6’ each door, I doubted the 5 tap cons in each hinge were sufficient. Especially considering two of them only went into stucco, the way they were installed. I expressed my concerns, and obeyed… Onward. Well… The Ipe put a huge sag in the doors, and they don’t close properly without support underneath. So there’s that. The aluminum man was called in to add new, heftier hinges, hinge plates and bolts epoxied into the poured cell. (CMU wall)
This was my first job for this contractor, and I do wish it had gone smoother. The hinges were simply under built. Not my fault, but any who subcontract know that you want the entire build to be flawless, rather than just using the old battle cry “It’s not in my scope of work”. Especially a first job.
Alas… The scrap was offered to me by the GC along with an invitation to bid on three other (dissimilar) projects. I gladly accepted. :-)
Hoping to install Ipe on dumpster enclosures across the globe.
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