I truly thought I could get this posted before now. Between the shop open house and clients in the office, I have been snowed under. None the less, let's move on with my reveal, I"m so anxious to share with all of you.
The half wall leading out of the master bedroom into the living area has bothered me for years. Making a random comment to my contractor and daughter one day got my wheels turning, not that they ever slow down much. One of my contractor's favorite sayings is "anything can be done". I mulled over in my head what I wanted, I put pen to paper and did some figuring, got on line did some research, next stop the lumber yard to price and evaluate ship time. Cause you all know once we get something into our heads we're anxious to move forward.
of redoing my home, I've been on a very "strict - tight" budget. I've recycled where I could. I've been fortunate not to have to buy a lot of extra wood. Case in point when I installed the pocket door I was able to use the existing door with no moderation to the door. You can see that post HERE and HERE. The floor plate for this project is actually the top piece of the existing wall. It's a beautiful piece of solid oak I stained 21 years ago, it fit like a glove, again no moderation needed. As always my little photo bomber is close by, she's a clingy little baby has to be in the middle of everything.
And 25 on the underneath side of the oak railing. Before the wrought iron balusters were put into place a little over 3" had to be cut off the wrought iron baluster for the desired height. After measuring a small reciprocating saw was used for the cutting process.
The shoes as some call them others call them boots were slid up while we placed the wrought iron decorative balusters into the bottom hole.
I chose a spiral style baluster and a few of the basket style balusters. I was advised to choose one with some bulk these are 3/4 styled balusters in a black satin finish. The 1/2" balusters would have looked like a pencil holding the railing up, due to the open area I'm so glad I went with the 3/4" size.
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