Circular Balcony-Gorilla Glue

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Project by Bruce posted 2187 days ago 2657 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a circular balcony I built for our home. The facia board was made by re-sawing a 2X8 cedar board into 3/8” thick pieces and re-gluing them using Gorilla Glue on a temporary form. All pieces of the railing were CAD drawn then transferred to the actual workpieces. The top railing was built by laminating two thickness of cedar(again using the Gorilla Glue), fastening it down to the wood floor above my shop then using a router on a trammel cut out the inside and outside radii.

-- Bruce Ebling

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#1 posted 2187 days ago

Very impressive!

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#2 posted 2187 days ago


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#3 posted 2187 days ago

Very impressive balcony. You need to edit your tag from “challenge 06” to “challenge06”. Thanks for sharing.

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#4 posted 2187 days ago

Well done. Looks like a real fun project.

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#5 posted 2187 days ago

It is great!

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#6 posted 2187 days ago

Very smart looking balcony Bruce, good luck in the competition.

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#7 posted 2187 days ago

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#8 posted 2187 days ago

Really unique! Gives the house a sophisticated look too.

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#9 posted 2187 days ago

Nice looking balcony, great job.

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#10 posted 2187 days ago

A great design, & fine craftsmanship!

It looks like you barely had enough room for router, while cutting the circle.
Good Luck!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#11 posted 2187 days ago

That what I call thinking out of the BOX!

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#12 posted 2187 days ago

what a nice balcony…what was there before? did you add the door…or just replace an aging balcony?

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#13 posted 2187 days ago

The balcony was included in a massive remodel we recently finished. We added 8’ onto the upper bedroom, added the door and balcony. I discovered it was much easier to draw up a round balcony than it is to build one!

-- Bruce Ebling

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#14 posted 2187 days ago

amazing!!! what a beautiful balcony

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#15 posted 2177 days ago

That is quite the balcony! Awesome! Very well done Bruce!

-- -Sleff

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