Category: "The Brownstone"

The Brownstone - front door, part 2

by brae  

Continuing work on the front door. Now that the frame has been constructed, it's time to add the 1/16" x 1/16" trim to keep drafts out. This also serves as the door stop to keep the door from swinging freely in and out. No more drafty door!   I use… more »

The Brownstone - the entrance and front steps, part 7

by brae  

Continuing work on the entrance and front steps.  My second arch turned out better, so I altered the first one.  My second wall also lined up better, so the two don't match.  I'm not going to redo them since you won't see them side by side...well...exce… more »

The Brownstone - grid backer boards and filler pieces

by brae  

Now that I have my final timber layouts for the main facade and side addition front, and have had some time to consider the overall construction, I'm ready to cut my grid backer boards.  I bought a 30" x 48" sheet of 1/8" thick plywood from the local Wo… more »

The Brownstone - timber grid, part 3

by brae  

Since I plan to make the side addition in the same manner as the facade, I cut a foam core board mockup to configure the layout.  After having some time to consider the overall construction, I added 1/4" to the height of the facade, making the final mea… more »

The Brownstone - timber grid, part 2

by brae  

Continuing work on the timber grid.  I cut away the vertical and horizontal pieces around the doorway.  I also removed the portion below the bay window line.   I cut the horizontal pieces up to the left side of where the bay window assembly will sit.  The to… more »

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