Saturday, July 25, 2009

Hand Rails (Part III)

Start with a 3 year old white oak log. Drag to sawmill with back hoe. Saw off the rotten sap wood. Mill a 24 foot 4x8 timber and a few 24 foot 3x6's timber on a 21 foot saw mill. (tricky) 4x8 too heavy. Use 3x6. Carry to house site with backhoe. Plane. Evict some interesting worms. Treat with boric acid. Drill 53 holes in rail. Lag and and bolt to existing timber frame and chimney. Hide anchor bolts and lag bolts with sawed off pegs. (Sorry for the cheat, the rest of house is held together with about 1,000 real wooden pegs.) Drill 53 holes in floor. Install balusters. Wait for wood to season before sanding and polyurethaning.


Blogger falfas55 said...

Thomas, The upper floor portion of the Chimney, is that the final finish. If so what is it? Or is it a primer on the block awating a veneer? Regards, Brad

July 26, 2009 at 9:23 PM  
Blogger oldmilwaukee said...

Stucco. First coat has fiber in it. second coat is thinner and w/o fiber. I burned out on stone work and decided to stucco it. Sooooo much faster! The next owner (after I die!) can veneer the chimney for the next 20+ feet, as I have left a concrete lip under the cherry floor that can carry the weight of the stone. after it exits the roof, the chimney has stone once again. Up there (out there?), I switched from 8" block to 4" block to leave room for 4" of stone.

July 26, 2009 at 9:38 PM  
Blogger falfas55 said...

How close are you to moving in? What's left for that?

July 30, 2009 at 7:47 AM  
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