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4/4 oak threshold with butterfly Nakashima

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Project by frankenstuff posted 474 days ago 1292 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the transition I made for kitchen to dining room. Screws that hold are below butterfly. Nakashima is a HUGE inspiration to me.

-- "the woods are lovely dark and deep"- Frost





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Brandon

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#1 posted 474 days ago

That is definitely not a threshold you can buy at Home Depot! Great work.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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frankenstuff

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#2 posted 474 days ago

Nope. Hard to tell from the pics but there is a level on the edges. From one floor surface to the next there was a slight diff.

-- "the woods are lovely dark and deep"- Frost

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TomTinkerSum

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#3 posted 474 days ago

Nice job with the QS oak and bowties.

-- If a woodchuck could chuck wood, he's probably not a Lumberjock --

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Holbs

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#4 posted 474 days ago

beautiful. very eye catching.
the ‘bowties’ or ‘butterflies’. i’ve seen them elsewhere. their purpose is to mechanically connect pieces of wood together? i’ll have to go watch some videos on start to finish.

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frankenstuff

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#5 posted 474 days ago

Yes and no. I did attach an inch on either end but used a spline joint. I then cut out the butterfly’s and drilled a hole in order to screw the piece to the floor, then popped in the butterfly and poly. Looks like it has been there for 100 years.

So yes the joinery makes holds.,..but not the way it looks…what?

-- "the woods are lovely dark and deep"- Frost

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 474 days ago

Beautiful! Those bowties are a classy way to hide the screws.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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vipond33

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#7 posted 474 days ago

Things that you walk over, small things never noticed till you do.
Maybe even more subtle would be same wood.
Thanks for reminding us of the possibilities inherent in the daily obvious – in very high style.
gene

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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Monte Pittman

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#8 posted 474 days ago

Nakashima is my idol. Well done.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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hoss12992

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#9 posted 474 days ago

Great job. I was so glad to see this, as Im building a new house for my folks. Mom was worried about the threshold going from wood to tile. Told her I was making those but she couldnt picture how it would work or look with a difference in the floor material thickness. Now I can show her your pic, which is what Im doing but didnt think about adding the butterfly inlay, which I def will do now. Many thanks and again, great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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hoss12992

2450 posts in 477 days


#10 posted 474 days ago

Great job. I was so glad to see this, as Im building a new house for my folks. Mom was worried about the threshold going from wood to tile. Told her I was making those but she couldnt picture how it would work or look with a difference in the floor material thickness. Now I can show her your pic, which is what Im doing but didnt think about adding the butterfly inlay, which I def will do now. Many thanks and again, great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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frankenstuff

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#11 posted 473 days ago

Nice. Yeah it is a simple touch that gives a simple project a timeless feel.

-- "the woods are lovely dark and deep"- Frost

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