One of the big design elements between the Living Room and Dining Room are the Colonnades. They're a classic Craftsman feature and they're one of the first design elements we wanted to build.
|Source: Barnyard Gazette|
This is a tricky carpentry project. There are a lot of compound angles to contend with. But Kyle was up to the challenge. We laid them out 'to scale' with a drawing on the floor. They looked great and we were very pleased with the proportions.
Kyle went back to the Waterhouse Builders shop and started putting them together. He started with the basic column and then glued, screwed and finished nailed the surrounding frame. They were very well made!
He brought them back to the house.....
and I hated them. Really, really hated them. While they looked really great in a 2D drawing, when you saw them in 3D, the mass was just way too big. I kept trying to like them, but they looked like parts from a much bigger house, the proportions didn't work. I even tried giving it another day, for them to grow on me. But they were just wrong.
Sooooo, as much as we hated to do it, it was back to the drawing board. Literally. We scaled them down and Kyle got to make them all over again. But this time, we loved them. What a difference it makes, getting the proportions right!
Next up - finishing, flooring, paint & more!