Monster-Sized Oak--Curved Brace--Scrollwork Brackets for an 1888 Train Station

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Forum topic by basswood posted 01-09-2014 01:53 AM 1093 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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01-09-2014 01:53 AM

This was one of my more interesting projects. The original brackets were a 3-layer lamination. I made the new ones out of 5-layers of white oak. They are both structural (holding the roof up) and ornamental. I only made two to replace rotten brackets.

Some of the interesting features are the rosettes, cross grain beading, and hand carved lamb’s tongue chamfers (88 per bracket).

Here are the process photos:


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#1 posted 01-09-2014 04:27 AM


That’s quite an undertaking.

Well done and nicely appointed.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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