The Cross House

21 Responses to A Continuing Niche

  1. Looks amazing… I was never a fan of the lighter shade of wood, but it is growing on me more and more.
    Question: Are the rosettes inset with a different wood?

    • Although it might not be the case here, carvings cross into end grain, which is considerably darker than long grain.

  2. Squeee!!! indeed, you are making quick progress. Can’t get over how beautiful the stained glass windows are.

  3. This looks beautiful. The pain and cramps must be feel worth it when you can look down on the results of your labours. Hang on in there Ross and hopefully you’re limbering up for the assault on the remainder!

  4. It really IS amazing just how much better the lighter colored wood compliments the colors in the glass, as the architect intended. Squires definitely knew a thing or two about color theory.

  5. Beautiful. I would love a reading nook right there to sit and simply admire! So many lovely spots in that old house!

  6. The drama shot shows such a difference in the cleaned wood. It’s certainly going to give a more pronounced strength to that expansive arch!
    It’s getting more gorgeous by the minute! ๐ŸŒŸ

  7. Bravo! The last shot is the best! How great it will be to show all these pics when the house is done! The achy body is worth it. Thanks for continuing to share.

  8. Is there Lincrusta behind the radiator? I know the radiator isn’t moving, but if you can remove the wallcovering, it might be good “back stock” for those areas that need some help.

  9. AND, the replaced piece of trim work above the center window … How fortunate to have that and not have to reproduce it… Just awesome work going on here..ibuprofen on the side!

  10. This lighter shade of wood looks great, your niche is starting to remind me of the woodwork in the famous Carson Mansion.

  11. I canโ€™t believe how good that looks. I have been logging back in everyday just waiting with anticipation on what it will look like when it is done. With clean crisp paint job, it is going to look like a million bucks!! I canโ€™t wait!

  12. This small area of such a huge home is going to be absolutely beautiful. There are so many parts of the Cross House that stand alone in their beauty…..I can’t imagine the entire house being finished. Holy Cow….

    I am also waiting breathlessly to see a glimpse of the light fixture you have waiting for this space. I have created new shades of green with my envy.

  13. Ross, what is behind the radiators? My hse I had in Pittsburg Kansas I painted all the radiators with black BBQ paint, a little black in each room. Beautiful job Ross ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Hi, Trudy!

      The wall behind the radiator is paneled in oak. Quite lovely actually even though invisible.

      The radiator originally had a two-tone gold finish. I will recreate this. Soon!

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