A Carpenter’s Journal

December 2, 2011

Victorian Porch

Filed under: Architecture,Job Progress,Materials,Trimwork — Tags: — Fran Maloney @ 9:43 am

This is a porch we did about 8 years ago. The decorative parts including the railings and posts were custom made from cypess with the intention of having it last forever. It is on the north side of the house and is always damp. Everything was sealed on all sides before installation. There must have been a bad lot of cypress in the mix because after only 5 or 6 years the parts on shadiest part of the porch began to rot. This picture is of the repairs we are making.

September 15, 2009

Skylights

Filed under: Architecture,Trimwork — Tags: — admin @ 5:54 am

This is a picture of two skylights I put in a laundry room to brighten it up.MRoad

April 20, 2009

Pediment over Doorway

Filed under: Trimwork — Tags: , — admin @ 8:34 pm

Pediment over Doorway

This is a picture of a doorway we converted from an exterior door that once stepped out onto an open porch, now a finished room.  It is done mostly with stock mouldings and is actually a copy of the doorways in the background done with custom mouldings made by the late Phil Randall who had a shop nearby.  That shop, in operation since the Civil War, is still in business and is run by Phil’s former apprentice.   It is the best place I know to have custom cabinets or millwork done and I hope to tell more about it in a future post.

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