|These exposed beams were created by Al Young Studios for the Cascade Project. Al and Ashton designed this feature.|
Ashton designed and prototyped the corbel, and copies were manufactured by a subcontractor.
Ashton created and installed the beams.
|A 1x12 and a 1x4 are glued on the workbench. The joint is reinforced with grabbers along the top of the plate.|
|The backing, or reinforcement, of each seam and the fact that grabbers are offset from the seams|
lend strength to the joinery and allow for chamfers to complete the illusion of post and beam members.
|Pins have been inserted to cover grabbers joining the seams of each box.|
|The plates of the box beams are joined in anticipation of a chamfer edge as well as stop-chamfers.|
|Achieving the hewn look of hand-wrought timbers involved sanding the chamfers with a belt sander|
as well as employing a light touch in cross-grain sanding, also with a belt sander.
|Beam boxes have been installed over steal I-beams required by the span.|
|Ashton reconciles a scarf joint.|
|Posts, beams, and corbels are partially installed.|
|The appearance of hand-wrought woodwork is completed with stain and sealer.|
|The other side of the family room and kitchen expanse.|
|Detail of post and beam faux joinery.|
|Detail of the finished living space.|