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Griff 12-29-2015 11:04 AM

Nice.

glatt 12-29-2015 11:30 AM

I keep looking at that door. I like it. I wonder how it's tied in to the wall. How is the wall constructed? I'm so used to straight pieces of wood. What does the lintel look like under there?

Griff 12-29-2015 11:38 AM

I'd guess the hinged edge is straight and the door closes flush against the back of the curved piece.

glatt 12-29-2015 12:15 PM

Do you think the curved piece holds up the wall? Is it structural for that part of the wall, or just finish carpentry?

glatt 12-29-2015 12:34 PM

Nevermind. I see it's a "cob house" which is made basically of mud and straw. This one is built on Mayne Island in BC. So it's not a concrete block wall covered by stucco, like I expected. It's mud and is totally organic.

Looks like the hinge side is a real stud covered by that driftwood log, and the swing side is the curvy driftwood log attached to the dried mud wall.

You can see it here at about 2:15


glatt 12-29-2015 12:38 PM

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Inside view.
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xoxoxoBruce 12-29-2015 12:43 PM

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I believe it's adobe, and the roof overhangs about four feet so it's semi-protected from the weather.

xoxoxoBruce 12-29-2015 06:44 PM

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Oh, I didn't see glatt snuck in there while I was off looking, because I didn't remember where I found it. 99% of the Cobb house links are on pinterest and you have to sign up. Fuck 'em. Yes the curved and sort of straight timbers on the outside are just casings.

I did the same thing over the windows and doors in my bedroom, to look like peeled log lintels. I found 12 ft beams which had two sawn sides, and two peeled, but they were Sycamore which is too weak for beams. Maybe that's why nobody had used them. Anyway, I sliced off the two peeled sides on the bandsaw, cut to lengths, and screwed to the walls.

xoxoxoBruce 12-29-2015 06:56 PM

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It's important to keep in mind you're making something YOU like, and it doesn't matter if I like it or not. You'll get the most benefit from the skills you develop so even if you fail, you win. Yin Yang tables and a desk.

Griff 12-30-2015 09:06 AM

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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 949967)

I did the same thing over the windows and doors in my bedroom, to look like peeled log lintels. I found 12 ft beams which had two sawn sides, and two peeled, but they were Sycamore which is too weak for beams. Maybe that's why nobody had used them. Anyway, I sliced off the two peeled sides on the bandsaw, cut to lengths, and screwed to the walls.

Cool man.

xoxoxoBruce 12-30-2015 12:41 PM

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If you know someone who has messed up their life, taken the wrong path and disappointed their sweet old mother, by playing bass, http://cellar.org/2014/whistling.gif you could make them look good with a custom axe.

Undertoad 12-30-2015 02:24 PM

that's some fine work and would make someone a very excellent cutting board

:D no i kid i kid, but i would not buy an instrument with fine woods or woodworking on the BACK of it

that's where the belt buckle rash goes, it's meant to be destroyed

Griff 12-30-2015 02:28 PM

Well it is a bass so you play it up on your tits or down on your thigh, right?

xoxoxoBruce 12-30-2015 06:05 PM

And you wear your buckle over your left front pants pocket, as any good mechanic would so they don't scratch the fender. Same idea, different kind of Fender.;)

xoxoxoBruce 01-02-2016 01:28 AM

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DIYers build what they like, regardless of what anybody says. :rolleyes:


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