Chippendale Railing Fabricated on Site

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Home Inspector with WE Home Inspections, Inc. - Serving Oviedo & Central FL

panelChippendale Railing is an old Georgia term associated with a type of pattern worked into the crafting of handrails for all sorts of applications.  When time allows I like to continue my education by working with skilled trades people.  Last week week I had such an opportunity.

 

 

When I arrived, Paul had a majority of the old rotting railing removed from a small sized dock in the middle of Winter Park's chain of lakes.  Paul Wilson is a long time friend and Master Carpenter.  In his field for over 25 years, he has done it all when comes to residential buildings.  I stepped up to the dock and was instructed to observe the previous work on the main house that we were going to match on this project.  Paul Wilson Carpentry, Inc. did the reconstruction of  the entire rear facade off the building five years prior.Main House

 

 

The neat thing about this pattern is that it adjusts to the spans it has to cover.  That means that each panel is hand cut to maintain the over all "look".  LOTS of cuts and coordinated measuring and the careful use of a finish nailer, combined with skills that are hard to find create a unique pattern that enhances any property.

 

Once the initial pattern takes form, it gets a little "easier".  Five and half panels and a small gate later, the new railing was complete.  The painter will finish up in the next day or so.

almost done

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I really enjoyed working with Paul on this project. Its nice to help create something from nothing.

logoSteve Edmonds

Comments (2)

Not a real person
San Diego, CA

How cool. I have Power Partners -- electricians, roofers, plumbers, etc. -- with whom I will occasionally go with to see how they work.

Happy New Year!

Jan 05, 2010 02:05 AM
Steve Edmonds
WE Home Inspections, Inc. - Serving Oviedo & Central FL - Oviedo, FL

You have to know the trades to be a good inspector.

Feb 10, 2010 01:00 AM