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Project by Clay Ortiz posted 10-07-2010 10:41 PM 2423 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just wanted to post a project and since I haven’t finished my bench yet I thought I would post what is keeping me busy. This is a dentist office in Lawrenceville Ga. I was really excited when I got the contract to frame it because it seems like forever since I have done a big wood frame.

-- Clay Ortiz, North Georgia





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Cozmo35

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#1 posted 10-07-2010 11:33 PM

Congrats on the contract!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#2 posted 10-07-2010 11:39 PM

Whoa, now that is some serious woodworking! And certainly a nice score with that contract :)

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

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#3 posted 10-08-2010 12:31 AM

That…. looks like a lot of fun ;)

-- Childress Woodworks

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#4 posted 10-08-2010 02:09 AM

Yeah, it’s been slow, eh!
Nice job.

-- Ain't better or worse than any other woodpecker in the woods.

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#5 posted 10-08-2010 02:55 AM

Nice! There is something so satisfying about large scale woodworking!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#6 posted 10-08-2010 10:46 AM

Wowzaa, boy that some trusses for sure! cool project no doubt! Looking good.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 10-08-2010 07:42 PM

If that was stick framed, you would have enough room for a shop in the attic… :)

Looks like it will have a nice exterior detail.

Kind of makes me miss framing…ok that feeling just went away again.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#8 posted 10-08-2010 07:43 PM

And I thought my shed was a big project, lol. Well, just goes to show, someone out there always knows more! Looks like a maze of trussses. Safety first!

-- GX

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#9 posted 10-08-2010 08:39 PM

That is quite the job you have there. It be interested to see your progress. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 10-08-2010 09:13 PM

Complicated framing job. Congratulations on the contract.

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#11 posted 10-09-2010 01:34 AM

Hey Clay,
Impressive job…well done.

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#12 posted 10-09-2010 01:38 AM

Super work Clay looks pretty involved.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#13 posted 12-08-2011 05:47 AM

?were the trusses all built on site. You don’t see trusses built on site any more here in California. It would take a grade “A” carpenter for a complicated truss like that with so many nonstandard anges.

-- another tip from cooperedpatterns

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jusfine

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#14 posted 12-09-2011 12:03 AM

Randolph,

With the metal gusset plates on the joints, I would say they were factory made.

That said, this is pretty standard stuff in Edmonton. If you break down the shapes, they are not complicated, just boxes and triangles.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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