Townhall - Woodart with Kerto joists

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Project by Sheisserick posted 10-21-2017 07:18 PM 723 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello guys.
This have got to be one of the more exciting projects, I have worked on lately.
The company I work for have just built the Townhall in a danish town called “Aars”.

The architect came up with a small sketch, on what he visioned, the front desk should look like.
The theme was; “turning something raw, into art.” Raw concrete , Kerto floorjoists and outdoor pavement tiles.
My foreman had faith in me, to find a solution, to all the challenges that would present with this build.

This is what I started with:

Aluminium glued to the farmacell walls so I could mount vertically + black cloth.

Full lenght joists

Cut to size

All the handrails were routed from full lenght birch plywood.
This half-circle wasnt half as hard as the uneven-slight-curve-but-not-really on the bottom part of the stairs.

Test of how the finished handrail would fit.

Each banister was screwed to the handrail for strenght.

The second layer of Birchply to cover the screwholes.

All corner joints were made with my Domino joiner.

All finished. Yay!

I usually make my pay, by normal carpentry, so this was quite a challenge for me.
Joinery is a mere sidehobby of mine, so Im thankful, that my company entrusted me, with a build as important as this.

Anyways, thanks for watching, stay challenged!

-- I doubt, therefore I might be

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#1 posted 10-21-2017 08:54 PM

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#2 posted 10-22-2017 01:49 AM

Wow. That is a big build. Nice looking… lots of work.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#3 posted 10-22-2017 07:21 AM

It was begun 2 weeks before the townhall were to open. So yes, that was alot of work in short time. Long days/nights to reach the goal, before the mayor were to hold his reception.

I had work days from 7 till 23 + weekends. It only adds to the pleasure of completing the task.

-- I doubt, therefore I might be

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#4 posted 10-22-2017 08:09 AM

Looks great. Have been to Års and the town hall sure needs some fine craftsmanship – and it seems the long hours were worth it and you delivered.
Thanks for sharing

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#5 posted 10-22-2017 08:28 AM

Absolutely fantastic! Congratulations!

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#6 posted 10-22-2017 11:04 AM

I usually make my pay, by normal carpentry

Looking at this project – as beautiful and challenging as it is, I wonder what you consider NORMAL carpentry

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#7 posted 10-22-2017 01:14 PM

This is some very nice woodwork and it’s very attractive and well thought out.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 10-22-2017 01:52 PM

simply beautiful ..GREAT JOB :<))


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#9 posted 10-22-2017 05:06 PM

Make my pay?
Or not, this looked liked a lot of fun!
A really nice project.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#10 posted 10-22-2017 05:23 PM

very cool, well done! Love the Danish style, clean and functional with nice details! well done!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#11 posted 10-22-2017 07:32 PM

Heh, thanks guys… When I say, I normally do “normal carpentry work”, I mean regular house-construction, drywall and roofs etc.
This was more of a joinery project. The hours spent here on lumberjocks, and experimenting in my own little garage shop, equipped me with the techniques for something like this. A thanks to all of you for sharing your projects is in due here. wink

Also, this is the newly built town hall, not the old one in Aars. :-D

Btw, notice the joist on the right side of the pictures. On the architects drawing, it was open like the other 2 windows. But the offices behind the counter, have to be locked each night.
A motorized cage for curved walls doesn’t exist, so I made permanent bars instead. Pfffff… architects!

-- I doubt, therefore I might be

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#12 posted 10-23-2017 02:02 AM

this is simply beautiful sir. I applaud you 100% on several fronts.

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#13 posted 10-24-2017 11:24 AM

Very Nice !!! A lot of work and great design. Congrates!

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