|Project by oleCB||posted 1058 days ago||926 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
Last winter a friend’s sister had had a fire and her contractor couldn’t finish the project. They contracted me to finish the work. All the trim had been removed and they wanted everything to look as close as possible to the oringal wood work. This was a 100 yr old house.
After I finished the door, window and base trim they asked if I would rebuild the mantel and book case over a non working fireplace, they couldn’t tell me what they wanted so I guessed and built this one. Then they asked me to build a new window seat into a bay window wall, it was over a heating vent so I had to get creative there too!
In the last picture you can see the extra wide door jamb. I wanted so bad to rebuild the pocket doors that were once there. Someone before had had central air installed and they used the extra thick wall there to run the vents to the upstairs. So we had to cover them again!
You can’t tell from the pics but the 2 windows over the bookshelves were not level from one to the other, I had to design the shelves and boxes along the fireplace so that the over one inch difference wouldn’t show.
I used the same rough sawn oak as I use now.
-- There was only one perfect carpenter... It wasn't me!