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Photo 04994 viewsBecause of the sloping site and the ongoing house remodel at the time, much stair work was performed in the shop using a full sized mockup of wood. As a starting point I measured and transferred the slope and proposed footings at the site to a plywood 'floor' and 'wall' in the shop, accurate to within 1/16". The first fabrication job was having the 8" schedule 40 pipe bent at the roll formers following the plans. The curved pipe was not made as a compound curve to simplify bending. A longer curved stairway would have to have a compound curve spine. Using a simple curved pipe made the stair treads float at varying heights above the pipe yet rise was held at 7-1/2" consistently. With the pipe ready the wood mockup was begun and the pipe let in via forklift, with wood treads to follow. Many mockup components were handy as full size reference guides allowing me to easily figure these details of alignment and sizes before committing to metal and FC fabrication. A mockup was truly necessary to make this a one-shot installation with no screw-ups. Later the plywood shop tread templates served as handy on-site rod and mesh covers prior to mudding allowing the client, pets, friends, and contractors to use the stairs unfinished.
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Solar House Function - Summer Night938 viewsNotice the change in airflow pattern from the summer day to the summer night.
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A close view of one end of the frame925 views
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Photo 12864 viewsAn illustration can be superior to a photograph by focusing on the topic and excluding everything else. In this illustration all foundation work will be hidden, particularly the steel angle frame emanating from beyond the upper step. This will be hidden under the porch, and the foreground foundation hidden under the bottom step. The entire unit is self supporting and braced against movement in all directions. The 8" schedule 40 pipe is not overkill. A lighter pipe would have necessitated a foundation that connects the two foundation 'feet'. The prop company had this pipe on hand as leftover from a job and donated it to the cause.
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Planter714 views
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Dragon - 778 views95% complete. fingers and a few scales on his tail is all thats left before staining
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This is the welded steel frame1024 views

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1276 viewsAfter bolting and welding the roofs from outside, I begin to cut doorways.Aug 27, 2011
Seat_5.jpg
1187 viewsAug 15, 2011
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1142 viewsAug 15, 2011
Seat_8.jpg
1114 viewsAug 15, 2011
Seat_9.jpg
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