Charleston Project

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  1. Jul 8, 2014 #1

    CallMeVilla

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    Just back from a project in Charleston, South Carolina ... House dates from late 1700's and was improved in the 1800's. On this go-around, every room was gutted except for the stunning original architectural features. I got to do my part ... but the entire project is a year-long effort.

    First pic is the side of an original, hand built, exterior shutter. The carpenter numbered them using a chisel and Roman numerals.

    The next pics are the ceiling crown ... all original plaster ... 20" in size. The detail is astonishing, so is the craftsmanship.

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  2. Jul 8, 2014 #2

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    Sweet project, but you didn't even stop and say hi when you went by?:mad:
     
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    Sounds like a good time. What was your part?


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    CallMeVilla

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    Here are some more shots ... My role was pre-wiring for high end home theatre. Darn! Never got to swing a hammer seriously.

    Sorry, Olddog ... Had just enough time to see the EIGHT fireworks shows from Patriot's Point then skedaddle back to San Diego. Besides, I don't enjoy 87% humidity ....

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