Old School Workmanship

By Robert Robillard on Uncategorized

Ornate woodwork, Copper Weather Vane and Blue Martin Birdhouses

This week I found myself in Bar Harbor Maine. It has been years since I passed through here and it is as beautiful as ever.

While I joined everyone around me at looking out into the scenic bay at the water, the sailboats and many surrounding islands I also find myself drawn to all the man made structures.

No matter where I go I always stop to admire local architecture, old and new woodwork, outdoor hard scape sculptures and fountains.

Old School Workmanship

I found this interesting eight sided, ornate gazebo structure along the docks of Bar Harbor.

Besides admiring the ornate woodwork what struck me as interesting was the integrated Blue Martin Birdhouse on top and gorgeous copper swan weather vane.

If you double click on the photos they will enlarge.

The photo below shows the roofing which appears to be cedar clapboard siding or thin cedar boards siding. The craftsman used small strips of copper to fashion a flashing detail to cover the roofing joints on all eight sides.

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Robert Robillard

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Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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