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Douglas Fir Banister

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Project by vnr posted 05-07-2014 07:44 PM 1547 views 10 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The patina just keeps getting richer and softer as it ages!

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recycle1943

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#1 posted 05-07-2014 09:01 PM

Beautiful, just beautiful.
I’m trying to find some Douglas fir for a couple little projects. Nobody local carries it -

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio

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vanzemaljac

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#2 posted 05-07-2014 09:19 PM

Very nice solution, interesting design, savings in materials, I like much …

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#3 posted 05-07-2014 10:46 PM

Very nicely done. The proportions in the design seem to bring out the grain, or visa versa. Excellent.

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RoadHogg

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#4 posted 05-08-2014 01:10 AM

Very nice! That pink of DF is distinctive.

I live in a 1953 vintage prairie house and except for the hardwood floor in the living room and bedroom, every stick of wood in this house is douglas fir. Right from the framing down to the window and door trim and even the kitchen cabinets. We are just now painting the kitchen cabinet doors…they haven’t weathered the last 60 years too well. DF gets so hard as it ages, you can’t drive a nail into it even, at some places.

-- "The difference between school and real life is that in real life the tests come first, and then the lessons" -- Robert Lang, ReadWatchDo.com

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#5 posted 05-08-2014 04:43 AM

Beautiful, choice of wood is sublime.

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#6 posted 05-08-2014 05:42 AM

Very Nice!

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#7 posted 05-08-2014 07:45 AM

That is really cool. Great job and welcome to LJ’s

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#8 posted 05-08-2014 07:02 PM

Another amazing piece. How do you sleep at night, making the rest of us feel like such amateurs? :-)

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BasHolland

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#9 posted 05-13-2014 08:57 AM

Beautifull!!
I put it on my fav list.
I think I copy your design for my home too.

Thanks for sharing!

Bas

-- Bas, Holland

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