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Project by Moron posted 04-15-2012 04:47 PM 2685 views 9 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A joint effort of an architect, designer, General contractor, and several craftsmen. Beamed using MDF with applied solid poplar mouldings, coped by hand.

Folks might not believe it and I could care less but I can now cope crown faster then most folks use a miter saw. The nicest thing about coped joints on finish carpentry, like these ceilings………..is that the joints stay closed in perpetuity.

This project is now in final stages and during its course, it separated the wheat from chaff over and over and over again. It was challenging, at times humbling, but so nice to keep learning more secrets of the trade : ))

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





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gumper

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#1 posted 04-15-2012 05:22 PM

The design goes against your typical style. All the beams are on the same level. While others are involved and you’re a hired gun, that has to make their desires become reality,did you have to bite your tongue on the design?

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Moron

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#2 posted 04-15-2012 07:24 PM

You got that right.

I would have left small differences in the beams, perhaps an 1/8” and for good reasons but my experience is always superseded by those who sign cheques. My reasons for altering elevations are now clearly visible and might be challenging to correct after painting/lacquer. Still, it’s one sweet ceiling after another and was joy to participate as the client can not only afford it, but appreciates the experience and skill levels needed to complete it : ))

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

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JOYBOY

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#3 posted 04-15-2012 07:57 PM

Very nice work.

-- Good enough ain't good enough, Make it right

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robswork

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#4 posted 04-15-2012 08:47 PM

Nice work! bringing anothers idea to life can be difficult, but this one looks good, As for coping I am with you on that, we cope all inside corners, you get the hang of it and it is fast.

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Moron

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#5 posted 04-15-2012 09:19 PM

Thank you.

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

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LittlePaw

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#6 posted 04-16-2012 02:28 AM

That is a really elaborate, complex labor intensive therefore expensive ceiling! I take it the room is getting near completion and therefore the appropriate light fixture has not been installed. i hope that is right because it would be a real shame to have a room like that illuminated by a bare bulb! That would be like wearing a $2,000 custom suit and put on a clip on tie from a thrift store! Nice job, you did!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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Moron

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#7 posted 04-16-2012 02:40 AM

LittlePaw……….u are correct in your assumption, fancy lights are installed at the end to avoid, avoidable carnage to them : ))

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

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S4S

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#8 posted 04-16-2012 03:47 AM

Nice job .

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lightweightladylefty

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#9 posted 04-16-2012 04:01 AM

We love the ceiling! But we have to disagree with LittlePaw – LOL. It’s the same lovely light fixture we still have in one bathroom! It made us feel right at home!

Thanks for sharing.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Moron

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#10 posted 04-16-2012 04:34 AM

Merci folks

Credit due, to Dan, Tom, Mike and Leon and the joys of fixing some of their mistakes

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

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Moron

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#11 posted 04-16-2012 04:37 AM

I get great pleasure from working with Dan and Tommy. They are the first folks in a long time to guide me in avoiding some one from fixing my own mistakes.: ))

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

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Rick

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#12 posted 04-16-2012 08:18 AM

Beautiful Work Moron!!

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 04-16-2012 11:10 AM

Ya’ll did a beautiful job on that project. Congratulations.

helluvawreck
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RTex

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#14 posted 04-16-2012 11:43 AM

Marvelous work!

-- RTex, Wood Wranglin' Cowboy

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Moron

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#15 posted 04-16-2012 01:18 PM

Thanks

It was a “team” effort

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

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