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Norm's Arch, LJ's Gate

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Project by LJ posted 06-21-2007 05:18 AM 1797 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These two arches are variations on Norm Abram’s New Yankee Workshop Redwood Arbor all the way back in season 5, 1992! His arch has a seat in it but I wanted it as a walk thru. The first is made of Redwood, holding true to the plan. It was photographed right after completion and is located at the top of my staircase leading from the sidewalk to the front door. I also built a second one to natch at the bottom of these stairs.

The second arbor I built as a gateway from my front yard into a garden sanctuary. I used PT for this project. This is where I have my birdhouse cedar bench that I have also posted. Since the arch was to be part of the fencing I adapted a gate to it. Of course the only look that would suffice was to keep the circular shape started by the arch.

Here is a small pic of what Norm’s seated arch would look like:
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Here are some other pics of the front walkway: Before:
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After:
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-- Peace, LJ http://beam.to/4goldens.org





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cajunpen

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#1 posted 06-21-2007 05:35 AM

Very nice – I see you maintained the “mailbox” theme on the walkway :-)). Very nice workmanship, adds to an already beautiful home. BTW – does the dog bite?

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#2 posted 06-21-2007 06:21 AM

Really nice!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#3 posted 06-21-2007 06:23 AM

That is just stunning work. I love it.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#4 posted 06-21-2007 01:00 PM

that walkway entrance is BRILLIANT, MAGNIFICENT, and a “OOOOOOH AAAAAAAAH”

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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LJ

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#5 posted 06-21-2007 01:07 PM

Goldie is a good watchdog… another creation… she doubles as a planter. And I must mention that the sculptured art is not mine of the making. I purchased it in the 1980’s from a Mr. Harold Makepeace in Whitingham, VT (Rte 100 just west of Brattleboro). He operates one of the most amazing curio shops you could imagine. My sculpture is from a forked tree, I cannot recall what specie.

-- Peace, LJ http://beam.to/4goldens.org

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#6 posted 06-21-2007 02:44 PM

Great looking work, LJ!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 06-21-2007 02:52 PM

Very nice LJ. I love outdoor projects since it mixes my two favorite hobbies.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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#8 posted 06-21-2007 03:13 PM

Wonderful woodworking shown here LJ. You have done this job very well.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#9 posted 06-21-2007 06:21 PM

Beautiful work LJ. love that sculpture. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 06-21-2007 09:34 PM

I know you did’nt make the sculpture but you have very good taste. Your arbor work is darn good too. I have to make some of that for the missessssss. You notice how it hisssses at the end Like something deadly. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#11 posted 06-14-2008 02:42 PM

Very nice looking gate.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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LJ

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#12 posted 06-14-2008 03:35 PM

Thanks. The gate on the arch is yet a variation on the walk-thru arch variation of Norm Abram’s Arbor Seat.
It was fun cutting a few thin strips and soaking them to soften so that they would be a nice edge on the top of the pickets inside the bottom of the circle.
Peace,
LJ

-- Peace, LJ http://beam.to/4goldens.org

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