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Project by studie posted 10-15-2009 05:53 AM 6639 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

1918 Carriage house restoration in Seattle. The first lodging for the people to live in while their mansion was being built. 3 bdrm 2 bath & room for 3 cars or 6 horses. The car? A 79 Porsche RSR. Like a big block in a go cart!!! The porch I built replicating what I call a dragon mouth a detail from other beam ends to the front of the house, no visible fasteners! Shame to paint it huh. Check out the roofing, way over the top!

-- $tudie

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#1 posted 10-15-2009 06:57 AM

Very nice work looks great

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#2 posted 10-15-2009 07:39 AM

I think pine is beautiful when the grain is nice and tight, it is a shame to paint over it’s natural beauty.

-- Thuan

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#3 posted 10-15-2009 08:42 AM

This is kiln dried clear Douglas fir resized from 4×6 to 3×5 to make the proportions work better. I drilled the 1 1/2” hole on the drill press then cut the angle. All radiuses 1/4” It does look like pine tho. Thanks

-- $tudie

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

Hey $tudie,
How would spar vanish go in that situation…....that’s a nice job and sweet timber.

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#5 posted 10-15-2009 12:25 PM

We live in a log home with metal awnings. Makes me think about tearing mine off and making some wood.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#6 posted 10-15-2009 04:44 PM

Hey Studie , nice flair, love the look. You got it all man, great house, a sweet ride and room for an awsome shop! Rene(rainy)

-- So much wood, So little time

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#7 posted 10-16-2009 12:30 AM

I thought it was SYP at first until I saw those beautiful , tight growth rings of the DF : ) Great job on your project !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#8 posted 09-02-2010 08:24 PM

Great curves! Oh, and btw, shhh, let’s keep Seattle a secret… Not many people know the great assortment of woods we have here! And, is that bamboo I spy in that pic?? Nice!!

-- GX

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