Spun Posts

The same abiding client who went for our tipping two of the posts supporting his main beams also relieved another design pressure from my mind by letting us spin the posts along the eave walls. The 6x6 posts were spun forty five degrees, meaning the braces had swallowtail joints at their bottoms. But the real reason to spin the posts along the walls is to generate the handy space for running rope lights that wash the walls with indirect lighting. This makes the braces stand out when the lights are on, rather than cast gloomy shadows. We spend a lot of our awake leisure time in our homes after the sun has gone down. For all the huge walls of glass on dramatic views, considering how the interior looks with artificial lighting can have a much bigger impact on how we enjoy the spaces.

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