Posts Tagged ‘arched cased openings’

Morton’s Salt

December 13th, 2011

Well you know the Morton Salt adage, “when it rains it pours”. Jimi Hendrix started it off with the Rainy Day imagetry and from September 13 of 1972, Yes album “Close to the Edge” follows right behind. Funny story, about five or six years ago I “commissioned” my artistic son Michael to paint the waterfall image for me. Now out of the blue he tells me he is trying to finish it by Christmas as my gift. I am now convinced unity conciousness is at work here. Great site I found this review on.

Wanted to share some of the wonderful nuiances demonstrated in the ICF house as the wood framing of the interior moves forward. The same picture I have shown now for the third or fourth time now is a mirage of arches. It is the view from the master suite all the way through to the wet bar. I love the framing from arch to arch. The one I call “grotto” reminds me of my Catholic upbringing where a statue of Mother Mary was placed. This has depth and flat surfaces continued by arched planes that give it symmetry and flow. I do not know what the owner has in mind for this space but it lends itself to making anything appear magical if you ask me. The arched theme is present in the hall leading from the main house to the garage. The ICF walls are slotted to receive the 5 1/4″ x 14″ parallams which makes what was special ordered incorrect in length. The measurements shown on the plan were face of wall to face of wall (20′-0″). The beam needs to be reordered 28′-0″ long to compensate for being “threaded” through the 11″ walls on both sides for bearing. That’s going to be a tough one to explain.

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Transporting the Spiral

May 10th, 2011

If you have been following this spiral stair fabrication, you were probably wondering how we transport this to the jobsite. Well, even if you weren’t wondering, I am going to show you anyhow. Took these photos right after they were loaded before it was strapped down. It gives you an idea what the finished product looked like primed and painted as well. Take a moment to review the spiral stair page as well. I have added some photos recently taken of the wood spiral leading from the second to the third floor in the same house. Also updated the specialty millwork section of arched cased openings.

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