Finish Carpentry – Gaudenzia Outpatient Facility

This historic property across the street from the Pennsylvania Governor’s mansion at 2041 North 2nd Street required significant exterior moulding replacements and preparation for painting. This restoration project required inspection for completion from the historical board of Harrisburg. Much of the underlying substructure also required repair due to weather deterioration. The project was  a challenge because none of the antique molding can be found in stock anywhere. All trim replacements were made anew from surfaced lumber and no stock material were used. Significant portions of the repairs included rebuilding of the front porch columns, railing, fascia, dentil, crown, and decorative braces; rebuilding of a viewing turret which required scale shakes, curved crown, flared hoop skirt construction, curved window sills; rebuilding of several large bay windows, several gabled windows and large sections of cornice required complete rebuilds.

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Each Craftsman style column required 38 custom cut pieces. Of these, the vintage inset ogee required 7 distinct router passes.

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Milk Bottle decorations were made with a home-made jig and router using baseball bat turning blanks

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