The 12" Posts Are Set Out At The Corners Allowing For A Very Wide Set Of Steps And The Hand Rails Going Into The Sides Of The Cypress Posts.

Final “Forget Me Not” Chapel Changes….

We are in the “which will it be phase” where I would like to do it one way but someone else has to pay for it as it all requires labor to create, assemble, scrape, paint, etc. In the end I want to be proud and it is hard to chinch out on a creation that many will see over the decades.

Can you see what is different from the last set of shots on Forget Me Not Chapel?

ooops, you may have to find the other post to compare…… heh.


These 12″ tapered Antique Cypress Posts Run over $400 each, 3 times more if you had to find the virgin old growth Cypress and have them made today.

The 12" posts are set out at the corners allowing for a very wide set of steps and the hand rails going into the sides of the Cypress posts.

The 12″ posts are set out at the corners allowing for a very wide set of steps and the hand rails going into the sides of the Cypress posts.

Front view does not let the windows get blocked from view by the posts.  That required expanding the porch width by 5" and adding facia boards.

Front view does not let the windows get blocked from view by the posts. That required expanding the porch width by 5″ and adding facia boards.

View from the other side.  Railing will go from the wall to the post.  The other side facing the steps can have a railing but would then need balusters at the top and bottom to use for attaching handrails to a a narrower set of steps that would detract from the front.

View from the other side. Railing will go from the wall to the post. The other side facing the steps can have a railing but would then need balusters at the top and bottom to use for attaching handrails to a a narrower set of steps that would detract from the front.

The stock size post is the 4″ or 6″ square post like is on the nice Corbels to each side of the door which actually carry the front porch roof. With the steeple being placed up there the big posts will look better for the illusion of support even though they are not necessary, even then due to the way it will be positioned over the wall not on the porch section. The steeple is build and can be put on anywhere but the front is customary, though I have seen them in the middle too. Buyer’s choice on this one as it will not get mounted till it gets there.

The proportions allow for the shot and still have all components visible.

The proportions allow for the shot and still have all components visible.

The corbels do not dwarf the posts as opposed to 4" square posts with boot trim at the bottom and a trim crown.  This is much sturdier looking.

The corbels do not dwarf the posts as opposed to 4″ square posts with boot trim at the bottom and a trim crown. This is much sturdier looking.

The whole enchilada without the railings yet.

The whole enchilada without the railings yet.

Once it gets to its new home in the East, the steeple will go into place.

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Darby
2015