The Cross House

The Great Column Adventure! Part 5.

Today’s post is not much of an adventure.

But it is an update!

 

itkil68
January 24, 2015

 

You see the four limestone plinths?

If the left is ONE, and the right is FOUR:

ONE

The paired columns were installed this week. The columns were badly rotted and required significant restoration. The capitals are new, and made from resin.

TWO

This pair has managed, somehow, to remain in place and in fine condition for 120-years. A miracle.

THREE

One column remained. It has been taken down so I can consolidate the bottom. Then it will return, along with a resurrected column with another new resin capital.

FOUR

One column remains. It also needs to come down for a bit-o-consolidation. Then it will return (with a new base), along with a resurrected column with a new resin capital.

 

NOTE

See the beam between TWO and THREE? We had to rebuild that. Got it primed today (62 degree weather in January!!!!!!!).

The downspout to the left is temporary. It will soon be removed.

The large window sash has not yet been painted black. Nor the sashes to its right.

After THREE and FOUR plinths receive their resurrected columns, the focus will shift to resurrecting the porch railings (whoee!), and then later the porch lattice (whoee!).

 

3 Responses to The Great Column Adventure! Part 5.

  1. Ross, It is amazing how gorgeous the porch already is and how unbelievably gorgeous it will be!! I would be giggling like a little kid if that was my porch every time I looked at it. 🙂

    I also love, love, love the original house colors…just made all the difference.

    Hoping you’re having a great day at The Cross House!
    Shawn

  2. You are lucky to have those gorgeous stone plinths to work with. Many Victorian porches had very little foundation and literally rotted off the house.

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