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Photo by Jamie Russell

Day and Night

The CropStop’s farm style character is starting to become evident, now that the metal siding, the roof, and the window panels can finally be seen together. The dogtrot and screen porch are also starting to take shape with most of the walls and ceiling boards in place. Although the deck boards for the dogtrot and screen … Continue reading

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All Hands On Deck.

While the last week of classes continue and Studio V’s semester review is this Friday, April 25th, the Crop Stop is quickly coming together. Currently we have finished applying the metal exterior siding to the two end wall, half of the metal roofing is also up, and the north wall is being started. As a … Continue reading

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No Rest for the Weary

So much for that day of rest. Studio V celebrated Easter Sunday in style by pulling another 12 hour work day. With so much to be done before this coming Friday, our time for relaxation and reflection will have to wait. We started the day staining the jamb pieces Professor Pastre had made the night … Continue reading

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Southern Architecture: Middleton Place Inn

Recently I was talking to a fellow graduate student and friend that still goes to school in New York. We were discussing the project and when we were talking about the wood choice, he seemed skeptical of cypress. Being from the north as well, I understood is apprehension, because cypress is not used or readily … Continue reading

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Saturday Night’s Alright

But this morning sure wasn’t. Chris, Nick, Professor Pastre and I had planned to start the day with putting up the first wall of metal. However, after our first attempt at application we found many issues with the way the wall had been built. Furring strips were not placed correctly, trim boards did not fit flush … Continue reading

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The Craft of Looking Good

We are now getting to the phase of the project where the amount of time vs. work done seems to be slowing down. However, this is only how it seems, where in actuality, we are being much more focused on the detail and craftsmanship of the pieces we are applying to the project. When framing … Continue reading

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A Couple of Photos…

Here are a couple of photos from the work we got done today:

Nicolas Caro holds up a sample of the metal sheeting; getting a better look at how the exterior is going to turn out.

Nickel on a string

Do you find yourself dropping your nickels?  We did, and so we came up with this really ingenious idea.  By drilling a hole in the nickel and tying it to a string so that you can fasten it to your belt.  Silly?  I think not. So after another long day of work, we were able to … Continue reading

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Soffit up, Roof almost on

The soffit on the roof is all up and ready to go. The way that the boards run the entire length of the structure and run out from the walls on either end really help to create a separate plane for the roof. This was a detail that was suggested by Marlon Blackwell when he … Continue reading

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Git ‘Er Done

  With about ten days left, before our final review, we’ve really started to kick things into high gear. We’re now beginning to see the full scope of our project and what it’s going to take to finish the CropStop. Over the past week, we’ve been applying extra structural supports, weather proofing materials, and we’re now staining … Continue reading

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