Architectural millwork

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Project by CanalboatJim posted 09-13-2010 02:32 AM 1613 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first project I’ve posted all summer. My wife decided that we needed to replace and update the railing on the front porch. The railing and balusters were purchased and are longleaf pine. I boxed in the supports and built the brackets out of poplar. Where possible I used biscuits and pocket screws to avoid visible nails. Everything has three coats of paint and was painted prior to assembly where ever possible. Trying to do cabinet grade joinery when rough carpentry would have been the more normal way of construction slowed us down, but the end result was worth it. My wife did all of the painting and together we did the final instillation.

-- Jim Westbrooks

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#1 posted 09-13-2010 02:55 AM

Such a unique, artistic design sets your home apart. Very well designed and finished.

-- Karen and Bill

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#2 posted 09-13-2010 03:26 AM

Very attractive. Now, you need to build a couple rocking chairs—so you can sit out on the updated porch, and take credit for your & your wife’s fine work.

-- Larry

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#3 posted 09-13-2010 05:02 AM

Nice woodworking. Very creative.

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

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#4 posted 09-13-2010 05:09 AM

Nice…sort of an Asian style.

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#5 posted 09-13-2010 05:34 AM

Excellent addition to your porch. I reallly like your landscaping too. Well done.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 09-13-2010 12:05 PM

So elegant, it brings a lightness to the porch.
Best thoughts,
Architect MAA

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#7 posted 09-13-2010 02:31 PM

Lovely, well woth the effort :) Congrats guys.

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#8 posted 09-13-2010 05:02 PM

Nice work!

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#9 posted 09-14-2010 06:51 PM

Beautiful work and you have a beautiful house and a beautiful garden

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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