|Project by Arthouse||posted 11-12-2011 01:30 AM||1596 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
I remodeled this outdoor ” Casita” or bar for a friend of mine . I first wanted a outdoor lumber to never rot . I looked at a lumber yard for wolmanized 4’‘x 6’’ . I first noticed the endgrain of a load of about 40 . I saw that the lumber mill had center cut everyone of the pieces knowing full well after I installed they would warp and twist when they dried. I then call a frequented lumber yard and asked for Kiln Dry 4’’ x 6’’ and the yard man said they were center cut with the pith in the center and were twisted enough to only use for boat materiel . I then went to a saw mill in the next town and got what I wanted . Aromatic cedar that would never rot and cut from a fresh log cutting away from the pith . I not only got the beam material but the owner gave me a deal on the on the 4/4 material he called first cuts off the top of the log that were twenty feet long still had the live edge on them. I bought all the first cuts I needed for the roof deck material for 150.00 what a deal. I then went back to my studio and planned all the material to it’s desired thickness. I fashioned the angled supports at my studio and went to installing. The job was easy enough untill I had to screw down the saltillo tile . The hole in each tile had to have a certain pattern to match up with the roof ridge. After all was done the owner thanked me for such a high standard of craftsmanship. This made me smile with the warmth coming from my toes all the way to my nose. 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