Weston Winder

Author: Kevin

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New Layout – View #2

Author: Myles

Welcome! This is a second look at graphic redesign for the Kevin Jackson Company. The main navigation is at the top of the page, including links to project photo galleries. Links to recent blog posts and contact via LinkedIn are on the right. Please take a look around and let us know what you think. Check out our previous blog post for a look at the last iteration. Thank you!

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New Layout – View #1

Author: Kevin

Welcome! This is the new home of Kevin Jackson Company. The main navigation is at the top of the page, with project photo galleries located on the left. Please take a look around and let us know what you think.

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Rail and Balusters

Author: Kevin

All the balusters have been re installed. The mitred returns complete the new steps, and the new scotia moldings provide a crisp accent. The steps have been protected with paper and plywood for the remainder of the construction process. As the project winds down, the wood will be stained to a consistent hue and the risers and skirts will be painted. Another 19th century stair has been revived, and it stands both as a testament to the care practiced by its’ original makers and the quality of the materials available to them!IMG_0538

The finished balcony

Author: Kevin

The balcony awaits staining and finishing. IMG_0539

Newel and rail

Author: Kevin

IMG_0534The new newel and rail restore the stair to its’ original configuration and appearence c.1868

The new steps are fit, cut to final size, bullnosed, and then installed. The steps are sealed top and bottom and then bedded in adhesive to prevent squeaks.IMG_0521

The matching newel and 24 balusters are made back at the shop and prepared for installation.IMG_0528

We install new poplar risers with a dado along the bottom edge to receive the tongue on the new tread. The new skirts are also tongued into the risers. The tongues and dados allow the wood to move seasonally without exposing gaps. They also help the structure function as a single piece.IMG_0520

Tread returns and existing walnut balusters are removed and sent to the paint stripper. The well stringer turns out to be Chestnut! We clean it and repair it. The clients choose Ipé for the new tread material. The old treads are removed and saved as patterns for the new glue-ups.IMG_0504