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Postby cousinbirgco » Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:29 pm

Here are some details of the traditional home project we've been
working on for the past year. Just in case yur intrested......
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Postby cousinbirgco » Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:52 pm

All these designs were made with common framing lumber......
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Postby phansford » Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:58 am

Very nice. I really like the depth the railing panels have. Looks to be some real thought about assembling the porch.

Two questions.

1) Porch railing - it looks like there is no space between the individual panels. Is there concern about the wood swelling - thus putting pressure in the boards.

2) Porch ceiling - T& G or bead board?
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Postby csintexas » Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:06 am

Good detail work. Is that railing going to stay unpainted?
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Postby cousinbirgco » Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:15 pm

Phansford, you're right, there are no spaces between
each 2 x 8 but the top 3x6 rail has a 1 1/2 inch wide by
1/2 deep dado cut in the bottom edge, and the bottom
rail has 20 degree pitch in the front to receive each board
(also cut at a 20 degree angle). This gives the board wiggle
room top to bottom. Also each board is vertical sawn so
swelling should be minimized across each board. Additionally,
the wood was stored on the porch for about 2 weeks before
installation which should help to keep the board stable.
The porch ceiling is 3/4 SYP T&G bead board, screwed to
the 4 x 4 framing underneath. I was a bit surprised when
walking on the roof after installation, much stiffer than 3/4"
T&G plywood
Hey Chris, No, the railing will receive 2 coats of a gray solid
stain.
Each piece was cut from vertical grain 2 x 8 doug fir and primed
on six sides. After installation, the front and back faces are
orbital sanded to even out any thickness differences, 1/16th or
less in most cases. This photo is after sanding but before final
coating.
I'll try to post some more finish photos but I got flagged for spamming when I tried to attach more than 2 photos. Go figure.
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Postby cousineddie » Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:45 pm

Hey all, cousinbirgco asked me to try'n post this here pickture because he got busted by the spam filter again for trying to post his own photos.
What the hay is goin on with this here forum? Anyway, I hope this goes thru cus cousinbirgco is mighty riled up about gettin flagged fur doin his own photoes. bye fer now. :D
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Postby cousineddie » Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:59 pm

Heres another pickture he thought y'all wud like to see...
(Hope that Kevin don't try to git me fur spammin) :)
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Postby csintexas » Fri Oct 10, 2008 10:02 pm

I think phansford may be right about the expansion issues. Boards move very little in their length but quite a bit in width. Hopefully they will lose moisture and not gain it. Sealing on all edges should be a big help. Maybe you need to try a different picture hosting service?
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Postby Married To The Job » Sat Oct 11, 2008 9:21 pm

Nice palings. I've always liked the way they are cut individually, and when installed beside each other, form a pattern.

One of the TNDs nearby has an edict about individualizrd fence designs -- many have utilitzed palings as you have.
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Postby cousinbirgco » Sat Oct 11, 2008 11:14 pm

Hey, what do you know, I'm back and off probation.
I want to thank my cousineddie for helping me out
while I was in the penalty box. :D

Thanks Married, there are many to choose from,
but this one seemed to work well with the overall house design.
I figured that by now phansford would have named the text and
page of the 19th century pattern book the design came from,
but it's very small and easily missed. I have since run across
the design at a nyc landmark in Central park.
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Postby cousinbirgco » Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:11 pm

This a side view of the built in gutters, which are designed to retain heavy
snow loads on the roof and make for easy cleaning. Note the ice shield
membrane is high heat type for soldering manufactured by carlisle.
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Postby cousinbirgco » Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:06 pm

This is a shot of the upper roof. Ready for installation of the
solar hot water heater and hopefully a bank of pv panels...
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Postby cousinbirgco » Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:22 pm

The chimney top contains a sheet of copper under the cement cap to prevent any water from penetrating and damaging the underlying stone work. The cricket behind the chimney and attached to the main roof is essential for shedding water away from the back of the chimney.
If the roof looks really steep, you're right, it is..........about 13 in 12....
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Postby cousinbirgco » Fri Oct 17, 2008 10:42 pm

Not wanting to see the decorative finial tops rot away after
so many years of weather exposure, the clear vertical grain
fir is clad with copper.
The ridge "wing" is tapped and soldered into a riglet and later integrated
into the the ridge shingles after the roof is installed.
(I let cousineddie do the soldering because he always tells me how
good he is at fixin stuff.) Not bad for an amature........... :wink:
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