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6" Maple Balusters and 8" wide Bending Rail

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Project by ARTTdylan posted 941 days ago 1651 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These products were custom made for a football coach in Oklahoma.

This is a completed project. I made the balusters and handrail. At that point, for me they were complete. I then send them to the contractors to be installed.

The sad thing about this work is that the designer plans to spray a texture on my beautiful work and make it look like stone.

-- Dylan - www.arttwood.com -





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Tokolosi

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#1 posted 941 days ago

Texture! Over all that Maple! Aargh!

Beautifully done! Especially that bent rail! Would love to know more on how you built that railing.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 941 days ago

Those are some large balusters good job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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ARTTdylan

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#3 posted 941 days ago

The handrail is pretty simple actually. It is like typical bending handrail if you have seen some. Small slices of wood 3/8” ish – larger on the outsides where the profile is. Each piece interlocks with the next so that the profile stays consistant. Glue is applied to each piece (usually on a sawhorse) then set into the clamps to dry. Some people set the handrail in the clamps then pour the glue on but that’s messy and unreliable. After it dries, the excess glue is sanded off and ready for install and stain.

-- Dylan - www.arttwood.com -

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Lidiya Blaznina

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#4 posted 941 days ago

Very impressive !!!

-- Lidiya,Russia.http://www.reznoe.ru/

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grosa

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#5 posted 941 days ago

I HATE IT when they do that !! Why have it made from wood to begin with?

-- Have a great day.

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doncutlip

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#6 posted 941 days ago

Impressive work, quite grand

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Reaper621

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#7 posted 941 days ago

You tell that jerk to leave your maple alone!

This looks great. I’m impressed.

-- Laywer by day, Carpenter by later in the day.

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Hersh

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#8 posted 941 days ago

I’m with Reaper621. Leave it alone. Nice project.

-- Hersh from Port Angeles, WA - Gotta Complete That Project!

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Rembo

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#9 posted 941 days ago

grand twist!
you have more pictures? or maybe you know websites where you can see how it’s done.

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ARTTdylan

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#10 posted 940 days ago

Hopefully when it is done I will be able to go to the house and get more pictures. I have not found a good bending handrail install guide… maybe I will get around to making one sometime.

-- Dylan - www.arttwood.com -

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LelandStone

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#11 posted 940 days ago

Your craftsmanship looks great!

My hunch is that wood was chosen for this project for the same reasons many of those gorgeous columns were made of wood on the Antebellum Southern plantations we’ve admired: Stone is costly, heavy, and difficult to work, while wood is—by contrast—much less labour intensive to work, way lighter, and much easier to work.

Not saying this project was a cake walk, but I’ve seen granite and marble worked. I’ll take wood, thanks. :)

-- Leland, OC Calif., www.safetyshowerbars.com

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Rob Mammen

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#12 posted 939 days ago

Beautiful work you did there. To bad the owner want to mess it up with texturing and paint. Keep up the good work.

-- Rob, You have failed if you have not tried.

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