Tuesday, March 21, 2006
This entire entryway is new to this barn. The timberframe work was constructed of fir beams salvaged from an old drydock in Astoria. The cant of the entryway roof matches the barn's roof. The columns and wall behind are stucco. The door, 9' high , 4' wide, and 3" thick, is of quartersawn white oak. This is the same material the hundreds of french wine barrels behind it are made of.
I designed the handrail below as a part of the overall interior design. My good friend and blacksmith, Arnon Kartmazov forged it. The railing is bronze and the ballusters are stainless steel.