Studio Momentum Architects, PC
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renovation contemporary-porch


Porch with interior lit columns

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March 9, 2013
Jill of All Trades wrote:
What size lumber did you use?
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Those columns are 4x4 nominal cedar. I am constantly amazed at the response these columns get from folks on Houzz. Of course, most people just want to figure out how they were made so that they can make them on their own house.

This design concept is an example of thinking outside the box a bit, and imagining how simple "off the shelf" items can become something artistic and unexpected. I pride myself on that ability. Hope you like them.
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the combination of color and the dark filters on the lights is beautiful-and creative.
    Bookmark   April 27, 2014 at 10:43AM
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August 6, 2012
mpollok wrote:
how exactly were these built?
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Double wide top beam, allows electrical run to a standard porcelain bulb holder. Columns built around the fixture. Then, steel plates were water jet cut with the pattern
and affixed to the sides of the columns to cover the compact fluorescent bulb that was
screwed into the fixture. The bulbs can be reached between the columns for replacement when needed.
    Bookmark   August 7, 2012 at 7:17AM
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lights in the pillars Double wide top beam, allows electrical run to a standard porcelain bulb holder. Columns built around the fixture. Then, steel plates were water jet cut with the pattern and affixed to the sides of the columns to cover the compact fluorescent bulb that was screwed into the fixture. The bulbs can be reached between the columns for replacement when needed.
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