Posts Tagged ‘fir’

Interior Details

December 4th, 2010 by KTU | 2 Comments | Filed in 6. Interior Materials and Finishes, Park City Mountain Modern

Eric and Spencer, the finish carpenters, have been highly versatile contributors. They banged out the obvious jobs like hanging doors, installing the wood ceiling, and finishing stairs. But, they also have been willing to do a lot of the interior steel work, they are installing all the door hardware, and they built all the closet interiors (which I’ll feature in a separate post).

One of the cool details in the house is an 18″ wide bench that essentially runs the length of the house. Here, is the bench in progress, along the section of the great room in front of the fireplace. The wall around the fireplace will be 10 gauge steel panels with exposed fasteners. We’re installing those over landscape fabric, as we did the barnwood and ceiling.

18" wide bench running length of house.

Here’s the bench in the more-or-less finished space.

This fir bench runs pretty much the whole length of the 68 ft. long house.

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Lower Stair

January 11th, 2011 by KTU | No Comments | Filed in 6. Interior Materials and Finishes, Park City Mountain Modern

The building materials supplier had promised hemlock stair parts would be delivered two days before our target completion date. Eric, the finish carpenter, was ready to install the stair in a day. Then, they flaked out on us, saying it would be two more weeks. We needed Plan B.

We found that MacBeath Hardwood had clear, vertical-grain douglas fir in stock in rough 4/4 thickness. So, we bought a couple of hundred board feet of the material and planned to set up our own mill to make the flooring, treads, and risers. ┬áMacBeath delivered the material to the job site in FOUR HOURS. The wood was beautiful and mostly in 14-16′ lengths. Had I known how nice this material was, I would have used it for door/window casing too. (However, it was expensive…about $6/bf for the rough material.)

Eric and Spencer making the parts. They glued up boards to make 12" wide treads. They milled T&G flooring for the landing.

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