Archive for June, 2013

Mahogany arch

Author: Travis Kinney

The mahogany entry doors have an arched transom window that is again picked up by two arched mahogany doorways inside the foyer. The view below is looking through the dining room toward the living room. Two large spiral columns form the opening to the living room. The dining room fireplace is just to the left as you walk through this archway. There will be recessed LED up-lights in the archways.

 

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Here’s the same archway from the dining room, looking back toward foyer. You can just see a tiny bit of the next mahogany arch at other end of foyer in lower left of photo. Dining room fireplace millwork and china cabinet can just be seen to right of photo. The fireplace willwork will be painted.

 

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Dining room fireplace

Author: Travis Kinney

Here’s a photo of the dining room fireplace. I like to elevate fireplaces in dining rooms and living rooms so that the view of the fireplace isn’t obscured by the furniture. This fireplace has a 12″ stone hearth and stone veneer surround.

 

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Here’s what it will look like when it’s done. The cabinets flanking the fireplace have leaded glass panels.

Notice the turned column to the right, which forms a large opening to the living room.

Also, notice the mahogany paneling to the left which forms a thick, arched doorway to the foyer.

 

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This was my initial sketch for the fireplace. We ended up pushing the fireplace outward toward the porch by 2′ and required a large LVL below the second floor ceiling, so I had to eliminate the upper leaded glass cabinet and the cabinet doors worked out better as single door panels instead of double door leafs.

fireplace elevation

 

I love these Mendota, direct vent fireplaces with Bentley grilles. So much so, that there are four of them in this house installed in different millwork and stone surrounds.

 

Mendota fireplace

Den millwork

Author: Travis Kinney

Below is my millwork drawing for the mahogany fireplace with built-in TV. We’re hiding all the electronics on deep shelves hidden behind the TV to same space in the room. The initial plan was for built-in millwork to left of the fireplace, but we opted to add seating there instead so needed to find a new location for all the audio/video equipment.

 

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Here’s a photo of the mahogany millwork getting installed. The TV will be in the lower section with large, almost square, recesses with wires sticking out. All the other cubbies will have door installed and will be used for DV storage and such. The center area above the fireplace is boxed-out around the 8″ dia. flue pipe which bends 90-degrees near the ceiling and heads left to exterior.

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Stair railing

Author: Travis Kinney

Mahogany handrail with custom turned balusters. This is the stair that leads to the attic office.

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I designed the newel posts and balusters which will match the large first floor newel.

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3rd floor office

Author: Travis Kinney

 

Following are some drawings and photos of a third floor office being installed.

It’s a small home office on the third floor of a gable roof structure. I designed lots of millwork cabinets and storage. There’s also paneling and a window seat that conceal HVAC ducts that run from one side of house to the other.

3rd floor office floor plan

3rd floor office floor plan

The tall cabinet doors to left of the stair are actually doors that lead into the rest of attic where the owners will have storage. The stair is almost centered on the length of the attic. See the dashed in lines to far right? Those are supply and return air ducts.

3rd floor office millwork

3rd floor office millwork

 

3rd floor office windows

3rd floor office windows

 

The sketch below shows one end of the office with a window seat and millwork cabinets that conceal the HVAC ducts.

home office sketch

home office sketch

Here’s the leaded glass panels being fitted to the windows.

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These are the mahogany brackets that get attached to the ceiling.

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ceiling brackets

 

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bracket detail

The mahogany brackets will get stained to match the rest of the mahogany in the house. The edge-bead wood just has a primer coat applied in this photo.

attic ceiling

attic ceiling