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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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floor threshold oak quartersawn
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#1 posted 03-23-2013 06:40 PM
That is definitely not a threshold you can buy at Home Depot! Great work.
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#2 posted 03-23-2013 06:54 PM
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.
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#3 posted 03-23-2013 07:11 PM
Nice job with the QS oak and bowties.
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#4 posted 03-23-2013 10:04 PM
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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#5 posted 03-23-2013 11:07 PM
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?
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#6 posted 03-24-2013 01:37 AM
Beautiful! Those bowties are a classy way to hide the screws.
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#7 posted 03-24-2013 02:19 AM
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
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#8 posted 03-24-2013 03:15 AM
Nakashima is my idol. Well done.
-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.
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#9 posted 03-24-2013 05:10 AM
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
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#11 posted 03-24-2013 10:41 AM
Nice. Yeah it is a simple touch that gives a simple project a timeless feel.
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