The DREADED Six Rule! PART III.

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Recently, I did a post about the new Big Beam going in the grand foyer. It was held aloft by a small forest of temporary columns.

 

But no more!!!!!!!!

But no more!!!!!!!! Incredible! I am gobsmacked! This is the first time the grand foyer has been fully free of temporary columns in almost two years.

 

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While it is great that this huge structural issue is resolved at long last, now I have a big ugly beam in my foyer. However, I am going to encase it in 1/4-sawn oak. The adjacent stair has two details I am going to copy. One is this reeded detail…

 

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…and the other is this rounded corner detail. All this will be copied…

 

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…to finish the Big Beam sorta like this. If all goes well, the beam should look totally original, rather than like some horror I invited into my lovely home. If all goes well.

 

 

3 Comments

  1. ken on April 12, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    That will look very nice Ross. The details will make the beam seem a seamless addition.

  2. audrey B on April 13, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    The wood, the light, the wide expanse of space all contribute to a beautiful entrance. I like the peek at those beveled glass doors and that stained glass from the inside. I think your covered beam is going to be a great fix.

  3. Derek W on April 14, 2016 at 11:09 am

    That looks like a good fix! A breath of relief to get those columns down. I like the proposed detailing, and think that would look great.

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