22 January 2013

Newel post


This one is real - not Photoshopped - as explained by the craftsman's son in a discussion thread at Reddit.   It was featured in a JLC magazine article in 2005; the post is hand-carved from mahogany and modeled after a tropical strangler fig tree.  Carving and installing the handrail required 800 man-hours.

5 comments:

  1. Gaudi would have loved this!

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  2. 800 hours?? It's gorgeous but I'd be ashamed to take that much time on something.

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  3. to bad he did not save time to get the light switches level

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  4. was he paid by the hour at Journeyman's rates? or was it billed to the taxpayers on a congresmans house?

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