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Project by flyfisherbob2000 posted 03-23-2010 06:26 AM 3857 views 10 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Laurel twig railings on a house I designed & built in Cashiers, NC





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#1 posted 03-23-2010 06:59 AM

wow, that’s a lot of twisted railings… lots of work went into this… well done….

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#2 posted 03-23-2010 07:50 AM

Nicely done and looks sturdy. How are the twigs anchored? Are they inset on the bottom rail and done the same on the upper?

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#3 posted 03-23-2010 08:11 AM

That is really nice. I like the rustic look – well done.

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

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#4 posted 03-23-2010 08:25 AM

Looks cool, and yes, I too would like to know how they are fixed

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#5 posted 03-23-2010 12:26 PM

beautiful.

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#6 posted 03-23-2010 12:45 PM

The twigs are morticed in top & bottom. A few fifferent sized forstner bits, a lot of patience! I like to get the projects like that, and take my time to get it right. Back then, our normal deck crew was too concerned with production time to do a custom job, I took the railing phase over from them

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#7 posted 03-23-2010 12:56 PM

Thanks for the expanation. I must try something like that with our olive prunings

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#8 posted 03-23-2010 02:01 PM

That’s nice, I really like that style.

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#9 posted 03-23-2010 02:27 PM

outstanding

-- Robert, So Cal, My Turn or Yours.....

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#10 posted 03-23-2010 09:15 PM

A good chainsaw can solve this problem. Honestly, I can see how this is very difficult to do. One of my pieces is a picture frame out of maple tree branches, and it was tough to cut the straight parts for the glass, matting and picture to fit it. I can only imagine the fun you had here. Great job.

-- Dan Wiggins

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flyfisherbob2000

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#11 posted 03-23-2010 11:49 PM

socalwood, the bottom holes are drilled all the way through, and the twigs pinned through the rail with a galv. finish brad. That way water flows through

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#12 posted 03-24-2010 03:07 AM

WAY WAY COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#13 posted 06-07-2011 04:43 AM

wow what work

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#14 posted 06-07-2011 05:08 AM

ahh… shucks! Thanks guys!

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#15 posted 05-10-2012 01:32 AM

That looks Awesome !!! Really nice job.

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