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Project by Todd A. Clippinger posted 10-23-2007 05:42 AM 3910 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother and I built this house in central Ohio. After the construction was complete, the clients wanted to take a look at designing a covered entryway.

I drew it up by hand then contracted out the SketchUp drawings. This was before I knew how to use SketchUp.

I used both SketchUp and scale modeling for demonstrating the ideas.

You can see the various versions of the idea in the drawings and model.

The basic shape and design was taken from my Torii Gate Stairwell Barrier.

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This project is currently on hold.

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





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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 10-23-2007 05:47 AM

I’m excited to see this one ! looks really cool

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 10-23-2007 06:00 AM

I need to learn how to use sketchup! The drawings look great. I really like your ideas too!

Ken

-- Williamsport, MD

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#3 posted 10-23-2007 02:19 PM

I am guessing it is probably more work to design it and then sketch it up than it will be to build it <grin>. Nice design. It looks like it grew there. Did you also do the red entry door?

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#4 posted 10-23-2007 03:34 PM

Todd, it is a really nice design and I like it a lot. So don’t take this the wrong way, but I was struck immediately by how much it looks like the entrance to a Chines restaurant I used to frequent. As Jerry Seinfeld would say, “Not that there’s anything wrong with that.” :-)

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

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#5 posted 10-23-2007 03:51 PM

I saw this and I thought “I’ll have to post something about that sculpture that someone posted a while ago… ” I couldn’t get the sculpture out of my mind… and then I looked to see who posted this project in the works: HA I should have known! Same artists/craftsman :) Of course it is a “Todd A. Clippinger” original.

Sculpture

Will there be a water feature or stone riverbed attached to this entry? To me, it begs to have water (or imagined water) around the pillar entrance.

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

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#6 posted 10-23-2007 04:03 PM

I guess I agree with Charlie. I thought that it looked like Chinese architecture. But, it does look nice!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#7 posted 10-23-2007 04:38 PM

Very cool…I love this style.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#8 posted 10-23-2007 05:55 PM

Wow! I like the sketch to implementation.

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

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#9 posted 10-24-2007 05:46 AM

Awesome slate walkway Todd. My dad and I used to build bluestone/slate patios and walkways. The house certainly does need something there. A tall/big mesquite tree will look kool.lol

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#10 posted 10-27-2007 05:52 AM

Just saw this Todd and what a great project to be involved with. I kinda agree with Deb that a water feature would go great with your design. Hope you keep us posted as this progresses.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#11 posted 03-05-2010 09:33 PM

Very very nice!

-- Todd Helmkamp, http://www.thornhillknifeworks.com

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#12 posted 03-06-2010 12:45 AM

Todd, I love your design. To me, it is very reminiscent of the “Prairie Design” that was originated by Frank Lloyd Wright. You have captured the unique style of this pleasing art form.

Good job!

-- Phil Maas, South Carolina

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#13 posted 12-25-2010 07:46 AM

Nice work, Todd.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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