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Project by Arthouse posted 04-21-2011 07:36 AM 1665 views 8 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a purgola I designed for a special client . I design it with a fireplace , bb-q grill concrete hot tub and all made out of cedar. It was a massive undertaking for the posts were 12’‘x12’’ and the span was twenty two feet long so all the material was big and massive. The fireplace was set as well as the hot tub and I set the post square and began all my cutting at the studio . I notched and cut all material for the project under millwork conditions to control the exactness and square . The fence was 2’‘x 4’’ rough cedar notched and arched. When I gather all my parts I sent them all out and assembled as one unit . A timber frame construction notched joints and pegs will hold this forever and ever .

-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart





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#1 posted 04-21-2011 07:38 AM

eden

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#2 posted 04-21-2011 07:50 AM

Lucky customer!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#3 posted 04-21-2011 10:49 AM

Great design all the way around. Purgola looks great, the finish makes it look aged or like it been there which i think is great. Its very natural or easy on the eyes. A very comfrotable space to chill in. Well done.

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

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#4 posted 04-21-2011 11:03 AM

DITTO…as above ken90712.

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#5 posted 04-21-2011 11:23 AM

love the design! great work!

-- -Thomas -

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#6 posted 04-21-2011 04:29 PM

Beautiful space! I bet that cedar that big was not cheap.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Pop

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#7 posted 04-21-2011 05:08 PM

And you said you’re NOT an artist. Step back and look at what you’re creating. Take you’re credit. CREDIT IS DUE ! Wonderful design work and craftsmanship.

Pop

-- One who works with his hands is a laborer, his hands & head A craftsman, his hands, head & heart a artist

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Arthouse

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#8 posted 04-21-2011 05:35 PM

Thanks Pop , But I can’t envoke feelings from structural members , I am just a woodworker with a gift. All this and heaven too.

-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart

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patron

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#9 posted 04-21-2011 05:38 PM

wonderful work

pleasant space
and good for you
with the big timbers
got to work them pronto
before they start wandering

well done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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rmac

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#10 posted 04-21-2011 07:21 PM

Very nice! How did you make the curved cuts on the ends of those really thick beams?

—Russ

-- My table saw laughs at hot dogs. http://thesorteddetails.blogspot.com/

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skippyland

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#11 posted 04-21-2011 07:45 PM

Oh Boy! What a beautiful piece of craftsmanship. Congrats. I hope you had lots of strong backs to help with the assembly. Thanks for sharing.

-- Skip from Batavia, purveyor of fine and exotic sawdust & chips.

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Arthouse

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#12 posted 04-21-2011 08:31 PM

Russ I cut the outline with a router about three inches on both sides then then cut the inside with a saber saw and beltsanded the inside .

-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart

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#13 posted 04-22-2011 12:14 AM

I have always wanted a place like that. The roof support structure is really great. Wish you had a picture looking up into it. How many helpers did you have? cause those beams are massive! ~ e

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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rmac

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#14 posted 04-22-2011 01:33 AM

@Arthouse: Thanks for the info!

—Russ

-- My table saw laughs at hot dogs. http://thesorteddetails.blogspot.com/

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