1910 craftsman remodel

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Project by studie posted 10-15-2009 12:15 AM 3984 views 5 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This house in West Seattle was added on to with a two story addition. The double hung windows were made with recycled douglas fir but were poorly made. They didn’t fit well, the bottom of the lowers did not have the same angle as the sill and the meeting rails in the center did not have the proper angles as to close tightly just a 1/2” gap when shut! Every window had to be fixed for one reason or another. 28 windows in all! But I got them in great working order then installed the sills & casing to replicate the original part of the house.. 14 doors to be installed with trim as well. Plinth blocks at the base & classic cap at the top The owners have many fine antiques to complement the look and heritage of the house. I cut the top two panels out of these double swing doors then installed the 80 year old stained glass windows after soldering the many fractured joints, what a fun job and the owners have become great friends as well. The husband is having a surprise birthday party this saturday and I will give him a Fibonicci gauge that I have posted on this site. Correction, at the party Suzan informed me that the house was built in 1910!

-- $tudie

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#1 posted 10-15-2009 12:18 AM

OOO ahhh thats what I’m talking about . So nice lit looks wonderful great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 10-15-2009 12:22 AM

excellent period work , my friend !

have fun at the party .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 10-15-2009 12:36 AM

Nice work!

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#4 posted 10-15-2009 01:44 AM

Spectacular! I love that style.

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

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#5 posted 10-15-2009 02:28 AM

looks like something out of Orvis magazine,, great work..

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#6 posted 10-15-2009 02:52 AM

He should be the one giving you the gift, man. wow.

-- 9 3/4 fingers remaining.

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#7 posted 10-15-2009 03:30 AM

Not much more I can say, it looks like a fantastic job!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 10-15-2009 04:25 AM

Amazing work! What kind of finish is on the double doors with the stained glass top? I really like the reddish color. I’m trying to figure out how to make this look on kitchen cabinets that I will be building.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#9 posted 10-15-2009 05:17 AM

Fantastic, it is beautiful. I am a big fan of craftsman.

-- AJJ, Eugene OR

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#10 posted 10-15-2009 05:18 AM


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#11 posted 10-15-2009 07:27 AM

Outstanding work! Have never seen none better. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#12 posted 10-15-2009 12:20 PM

Hey $tudie,
How sweet it is…...good job.

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#13 posted 10-15-2009 12:57 PM

Very nice work. Very happy to see an old house renovated instead of tearing it down and building a Mc Mansion.

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#14 posted 10-15-2009 01:48 PM

I love it. It would look fantastic in my house.

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#15 posted 10-15-2009 02:31 PM

Excellent restoration. Particularly like the stain glass doors. Party on Dude!!

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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