Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Mistake Corrected

Hello Everyone -

As the title states, the mistake has been corrected.

Not the best pic, but it gives you the idea.

I spent most of yesterday making the repairs and such and today sanding. I might do one more pass with sanding before we stain.

You can see that the corners now line-up a bit better. It still isn't perfect, but it's a lot better.

I did have to use some wood filler in a couple of spots, we'll see how it looks once it's stained.

Also, I sanded down the corners a bit. None of the other 'corners' in the house, such as the columns in the foyer' are sharp and crisp. I hope this will help create the illusion of being older.

You will also notice that the face frame inserts are not in yet.

In case you are wondering what 'face frame inserts' are this picture should show you what I mean.

This is one of the column bases in the foyer. I am wanting to add molding inserts like these to the face frames on the column.

I have not found molding that matches this type yet, but while taking the picture it dawned on me - "picture frame molding"!!

So, I'll get a profile template and go to some of the framing shops to see what can be found. As long as it's close I'll be happy.

Had a visit from one of the local inspectors today...

He seems happy with the work.

Well, till next time...



Jennifer said...

Looks good! If it's in a high traffic area, it'll "age" in no time, too. I'll be interested to see how the wood filler stains.

Sandy said...

I think you did a wonderful job. My immediate thought on the face frame inserts was "picture frame" and lo and behold so did you! Great minds think alike! LOL

I'm betting you had to bribe that inspector...