Fun, economical and a lot of hard work. As they say in Maine, 'some cunnin'. Bad Beaver Farm - Part1
|Taking the hands on approach.|
|Pahaska Tepee Lodge entrance, c. 2011|
|Pahaska Tepee Lodge, c.1940|
|On the side porch new tongue & groove flooring has been |
added to the original half log decking. Hopefully this will be
restored to the appropriate deck at some point in the future.
|Here, Cody stands on the same porch. |
Under foot is the half log decking minus
the applied modern tongue & groove.
|Half log steps with a somewhat strange corner post repair.|
|A side door was very sturdily|
built with sawn Ponderosa Pine.
I was very tempted to remove the
|The joints are dovetailed, |
making a very permanent connection.
|The bourbon Shack seen from |
the garden patio.
|Granite piers, granite steps and a |
sliding barn door. There are always
potted plants ready for planting on
this large Marblehead, Ma. lot.
|The sign was painted by Milissa|
Hudak as a cabin warming.
|Northeast Harbor, Maine. Very rustic.|
|Northeast Harbor, Maine. Although |
this is a very new house, the
stonework tradition is still thriving.
|Here is the living room at Keewaydin in |
Seal Harbor. A work of art made of granite.
(Photo: Dunham Family Collection)
|After years of seeing stone at every |
turn I wanted a bit for myself. I've just
picked the stone for my wood stove
hearth and it's being brought over to
the shop to be cut to size.
|The stone, cut to fit under the |
stove, is an end cut. This piece
would be the end of the granite
block that is cut from the quarry.
It has a very flat side (the result of a
very large saw at the fabrication
shop) perfect for laying on the floor.
With out the help of my brother-in-law
the stone would still be out front.
|Because the stone is so irregular I had |
to grind areas away with a diamond
blade until the stove was level. No
easy task, requiring a plastic tent and
fan to capture the dust and stone. I
finally have a bit of stone, now to
get lichen to cover.
|These are small handcrafted latches and a|
center window stay. The knob, top photo, and it's
matching brother at the other side turn to lock
shut. The stay, bottom photo, props open the
large top hinged window.
|Door latches at my camp were hand wrought |
by a black smith in Bar Harbor, Maine .
|Northeast Harbor, Maine. While photographing this beautifully |
designed and built garden entry I couldn't help but note
the lever/catch. Made of brass and apparently custom,
it has a nautical feel while at the same time fits wonderfully
with the Japanese inspired gate. And it works seamlessly, I tried.
|This is the matching side gate. Here the catch |
latches on to a brass receiver that has been
bent to match the profile of the round gate post.
So well thought out.
|A very small house at the waters edge. The inappropriate water side |
deck can be overlooked simply because the views are spectacular.
The roof is another story. The present insensitive asphalt roof
glaringly stands out. A ceder shingle roof would be the right choice.
|Here's a large duplex. Phenomenal restoration with a ceder shingle roof. |
Notice the 'invisible storm panel' over the original twelve over twelve paned windows.
These invisible storms are the modern equivalent to the double hung storm window.
They are just as efficient, protect the original windows from winter weather
and are better looking. The real difference is that, come summer, the new storm
windows are removed, allowing the beautiful original windows
with their wavy glass to be shown off.
|Another great restoration with a ceder shingle roof and window in their full glory.|
|Preservation is well received in Newport. There are good examples on |
nearly every block. So many of the homes are right at the public right of
way, giving the town a great deal of charm. For gardeners, the
challenge is to make a lot out of a little. Because gardens are so small
they must be well conceived. And they are.
|Nearly all of the buildings closest to the |
beach are hotels, stores or condos. The
single family homes start to appear several
blocks west of the hotels above.
|Well, nothing 6 or 7 million dollars can't fix|
|This 4' tall Joewood was found on Sugarloaf Key |
and is approximately 40 years old.
|A close up shows the thick leaf and the |
globular seed. The small cream colored flower
is extremely fragrant, reminding me of Lilac.
|Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, |
Arkansas. Photo: Whit Slemmons
|A flight of fancy in the woods. |
Photo: Gray Organschi
|So good looking it makes |
you want to stop for a visit.
Photo: Gray Organschi
|Three bay arrangement. Photo: Historic Buildings of Connecticut|
|The porch roof forming a protective brow.|
|A tall three bay with the distinctive windows peeking out from|
under the porch roof. Photo: Monroe County Public Library
|Although most Key West Eyebrows are three bay configuration|
there is the occasional, more grand, five bay.Photo: Monroe
County Public Library
|Third floor eyebrows. The John Lowe house located on |
Southard St. in Key West. Photo: Monroe county Public Library
|Not very cheery.|
|It should look like this. Key West is very alkaline and I attribute that to it's unhappiness.|