This walnut great room was done by Marc and his brother Wally and fabricated from approximately 30,000 bf. of black walnut. The room is approximately 1500 sq ft. It includes compound curved panels at the eyebrow windows, handmade fluted columns, extensive burl veneer work and hand carvings. There is a double, open stringer staircase at the other end, with it’s two story tall windowed wall. The veneer continued down and under the stairs. Unfortunately this is the only picture of the staircase that exists.
This arbor, in western red cedar, involved a lot of special care. The front beam includes a variation of a Japanese scarf joint (a Sumikiri isuka tsugi, or rabbeted halves scarf joint) to allow for the length required. The posts have hand carved lambs tongue stop chamfers. The half lap joints where the beams meet are sloped to allow for water shedding. Also featured is a hand carved white oak key, which allows the joint in the front beam to be adjusted as needed.
These pictures were taken several months after the installation (also shows the completed arbor).