Rocket science of carpentry!

I’ll admit, this stuff is way over my head… But it is fascinating & proof that we have the best carpenters in the country working on our homes.

Yesterday at the Edina jobsite, our master stair builder Steve mentioned “18th century square tangent line calculations” he was working on as he was fitting a section of handrail.  Huh?  Then I saw a pattern he had developed for the curving and stoping stair rail… I did a bit of research on his technique, and am amazed at the math and thought that goes into something so common place in our homes.  Think about this as you visit our model home in this year’s Parade of homes…

Read more here: Stair Discussion


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Everything in this Edina home is custom made…

Just another example , custom iron work on the hand made oak doors.   A local artist hand forged the ironwork per the owner’s design.  Many other elements throughout the home were hand made by artists from the Twin Cities – the carved limestone fireplace in the living room, the floor grates in the foyer were hand cast in bronze with a intricate pattern, beams in sevaral areas of the home were cut on site & distressed by carpenters (and the homeowner) onsite.  

Be sure to visit this home in the Spring Parade of homes beginning next Saturday.