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.
Cathy
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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
Hi--
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.
Best,
Cathy
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June 22, 2012
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badhemi
the car is the MG what year is it and is it an original just wondering because i have one :)
Thank you so much!
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Hi-
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.
Thanks,
Cathy
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