Saturday, March 8, 2014
to build a structural steel conservatory
under an existing roof!
by jacking the roof up and putting in
these large square columns with floating feet.
with arched transom and panels for glass
of the stone floor so we could weld the sections in place
to patinate the steel to match the copper roof
we begin with two coats of primer on the structure
for air tight future environment in the Conservatory
needing just the right mix
of light and temperature
working with a true chemical reaction
and protecting the steel at the same time
seen on the roof above
a picture of the whole yet to be added!
Monday, March 3, 2014
a ton of scrolls to be made
using a jig to make them uniform
flattening on the anvil
one C scroll complete
metalwork almost finished
hanging the raw steel gate to check all's well
before applying finish to surface
the final installation!
with a tough metal coating - darkened silver with red tones