Temporary Hand Rails_MG_8172
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I do not do this often, but should every weekend. But documenting the restoration of my Queen Anne falls aside when I get involved in whatever the project is for that day.
Today is building the handrails for the balcony. To get the occupancy permit in 1995 rather than restoring everything, we put in whatever was necessary to get that permit to move in. One of those items was a Home Depot metal railing on the balcony overlooking the backyard. At this time, the reused wood flooring that was originally up there has rotted through. As we need to replace the deck, we will mill the rails, balustrades, and bottom rails to match the original molding on the front porch & back porch.
This series of images include taking the laminated center core of the hand rail and gluing the previously milled edges to the center core. Not shown is a 3/8 inch strip of wood that is nailed to the bench on which the center core sits to maintain the gap between the edge strips. This allows the balusters cut top to sit inside to stay dry to protect from rotting.
Image Shot on: September 18, 2016
Model: Reidar L Schopp & Reidar Schopp
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