Thursday, September 17, 2009
A Painted Library
We're underway on our next project, which involves a number of pieces for a historic house that is being restored in a nearby Veront town. It's a beautiful brick Federal style with many period details still intact ... This week we will be installing the upstairs library cabinets which will be painted in a Farrow and Ball Winbourne White. The baseboard and ceiling molding will be installed onsite .. Click the photos to enlarge them ...
Installed 9/17 ... We had some serious out of level issues in this 1841 house ... 2" total from the near end of the cabinet to the far right corner. The carpenters have been dealing with this throughout the house and will handle the baseboard and crown molding installation now that we're gone ... They have mastered the art of blending the impossible to make it look natural ... An old house can not and should not be 'perfect' ... part of the charm ....
Level across the hole ... didn't check till the end ... we were lucky
The architect's original elevations
My interpretation after consultations and site visits
Underway last week
The cabinets as of yesterday, before priming today ... applying the finished ends