Circular Balcony-Gorilla Glue

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Project by Bruce posted 09-01-2008 04:10 AM 3651 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 09-01-2008 04:30 AM

Very impressive!

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#2 posted 09-01-2008 04:55 AM


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#3 posted 09-01-2008 05:48 AM

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

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#4 posted 09-01-2008 07:27 AM

Well done. Looks like a real fun project.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#5 posted 09-01-2008 12:02 PM

It is great!

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#6 posted 09-01-2008 12:07 PM

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

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 09-01-2008 12:11 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#8 posted 09-01-2008 01:41 PM

Really unique! Gives the house a sophisticated look too.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#9 posted 09-01-2008 02:15 PM

Nice looking balcony, great job.

-- Todd, Richfield MN

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#10 posted 09-01-2008 04:39 PM

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 09-01-2008 05:03 PM

That what I call thinking out of the BOX!

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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#12 posted 09-01-2008 05:12 PM

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 09-01-2008 06:40 PM

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 09-01-2008 08:32 PM

amazing!!! what a beautiful balcony

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#15 posted 09-11-2008 04:02 PM

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

-- -Sleff

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