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Project by BentheViking posted 05-20-2011 05:50 AM 1593 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Brackets like these are very common in the New Orleans area. Typically a house would have 3-5 of them on the front facade. My team made eight of these for two separate houses. Each bracket has upwards of 30 or 40 separate pieces that we hand cut. The finial (the point on the end) for this bracket was not turned by us, but on some of the later pieces we made we did turn them ourselves. This bracket is approximately 30” long, 18” tall, and 2.25” thick. This was our prototype piece which we made from cypress, but the rest of the ones we made were of spanish cedar.

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson





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BarryW

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#1 posted 05-20-2011 07:33 AM

More than anything any group of people could do is the restoration of a New Orleans style….and this kind of project is just the perfect thing….kudos…

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#2 posted 05-20-2011 02:21 PM

VERY cool!

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

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#3 posted 05-20-2011 02:48 PM

Very nice! Great work!

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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wrench

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#4 posted 05-20-2011 08:09 PM

looks awesome keep up the great work!

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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#5 posted 02-14-2013 08:27 PM

I hope you’re not going to cover them up with paint. It’d be a shame to hide all that wood. They look great.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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BentheViking

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#6 posted 02-15-2013 02:35 AM

Thanks for the support Doug. And while the wood is nice these are traditionally painted with one color on the relief aspects of the piece and contrasting color on the fronts and sometimes a few other spots. Its kinda like traditional Victorian architecture where bright and wild colors is what makes it.

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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