A blog dedicated towards architectural refinement of buildings and environments in which we live, work, and play. Chiefly this is brought about by the author with finish carpentry at heart, and many other disciplines radiating or spinning off from it.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Interests

In continuity of sharing building innovations to processes and materials I am updating website links to things I have found of interest in my field:

Adding A Barrel Vault

The above being an article cost comparison of installation time of wood framing to metal system.

USG's Architect's, Designers & Specifiers Site

Links to innovative articles.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

June 2007 ~ Creative Crown Molding

[Edited May 2, 2008]
My job in this unoccupied residence was to install painted crown molding around the ceilings of the kitchen, breakfast, formal dining room, entryway and front hall. With this client a horizontal baseboard is installed underneath the crown molding. The above photo depicts the start of this process. I have come to rely on Zip-Wall spring-loaded poles to assist in support and precise positioning before shooting any nails.


Crown set against base. Midway through.


I am also painting this molding with a first coat before installation. This I do on sawhorses in the family room.

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Budding Sculptor at 56, chiefly interested in mold-making and casting, with particular interest in geometric abstraction, industrial technology, vis a vis solar power and re-chargable batteries that could power kinetic sculpture and illuminate LCD screens.

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