Category: Woodshop in the woods

great outdoors

You know we love the simple originality of putting inside furniture outside for a photoshoot.

DUNBAR nailed it in this advert from the 60’s.



So it is with this inspiration that we try to also capture the simple…

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…and original nature of our wood goods in outdoor photo sessions.

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Heppner Clock Tower Historic Restoration

Back in August we had a post about our excitement in being part of such a great restoration project!  Well the wood columns and balusters(our small part) is done, and these solid fir columns were delivered to Heppner, Oregon last week.  The Morrow County Courthouse clocktower has its own facebook page– take a look back to see the scope of the clocktower restoration project.heppner clock tower projects

Too often, after finishing a job we don’t take photos because we are in a hurry to get it delivered.  We were insistent on this job that we get some photos so that you can understand the scope of what Turnco Architectural can do!

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We love taking on historic restoration projects for turnings that need to be replicated!  Please fee free to share this post and information with anyone you know that works on such projects!

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doors to open…

For the new doors on our wood shop…Its not what you keep out, its the light you let inside.  Our last garage doors were solid…what is it about glass doors that inspires creativity?  I think its the light.  I think a beautiful purpose built shop inspires you to produce beautiful products.

heavy lifting….

We left the heavy lifting to professionals.  Our very heavy lathes were moved into our new location just recently.  The day of the move the sun was shining(no rain thankfully) and the trees were green…we think the lathes will like their new home, we sure do.

knots out please

As our new shop nears its completion, we asked for the contractor to put the character side out, on the plywood panels that will make up the inside walls to our shop.  This was met with confusion at first, but of course willingness.  We very rarely get asked to produce a wood product that shows off the heart and sap wood, and this was our chance to showcase the whole beauty of the wood.  As the walls get finished I will post more pictures.  Image