Cathy Schwabe Architecture
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Woodside Guest House contemporary-garage-and-shed

Woodside Guest House

View from Guest House Garage toward Parking court. Designed while at EHDD Architects. Photograph by David Wakely

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October 26, 2014
grierth1 wrote:
Who made garage doors?
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Cathy Schwabe Architecture
Hello --
The doors were made by Davenport Mill in Davenport CA -- really good shop. Dave Lundberg is the owner - you can find the contact information by googling them --
thanks for the question - the doors have worked really well.
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July 5, 2012
trusso23 wrote:
What type of stain was applied to the wood? The effect is beautiful!
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Cathy Schwabe Architecture
Thanks for the compliment -- I am chuckling writing this because this was was actually not done per spec. The wood is resawn Douglas Fir and the finish is a solid color stain by Olympic called "outside white". A tannin stain blocking coat should have been applied first -- this would have prevented the dark bleed through. So -- that is how you can create this look -- don't use a tannin block and at first the wall will appear white but in time, and if memory serves, this did not take more than a few months, the tannins will naturally bleed through . If you are worried it won't happen -- i would try a sample and wait and see.
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Liz Delesia
i am having a similar bleed through. anyone out there know if the tannin stain blocking coat should have been applied by the manufacturer at point of assembly, or, the painter who applied the stain upon delivery?
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June 22, 2012
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the car is the MG what year is it and is it an original just wondering because i have one :)
Thank you so much!
    Bookmark   June 10, 2014 at 4:09PM
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Cathy Schwabe Architecture
I have pasted in a response that I provided about the wood when previously asked a question about another image of this same garage.
Re: the MG - I am sorry I don't have an answer to either of your questions. I am not much of a car person - but I would certainly agree it is a beautiful object.
Here is the wood info.
So - the interesting thing about this effect is that it was actually a mistake. The wood is a resawn Douglas Fir which like many woods secretes tannin and to prevent this -- what you can see as the dark patches, or bleed out -- a tanning stain blocking coat should have been applied first. The tanning block was not applied -- and so the bleedout came through the finish coas. So -- that is how you can create this look -- the finish is a solid color stain by Olympic called "outside white. Apply this without using a tannin block and at first the wall will appear white but in time, and if memory serves, this did not take more than a few months, the tannins will naturally bleed through . If you are worried it won't happen -- I would try a sample and wait and see.
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