A very common feature of the old Craftsman bungalows is the bookcase colonnade. It made a nice transition from the front parlor to the rest of the house, defining the room without using a solid wall.
Since Sábado wants to be a real bungalow when she grows up, she needed to have a real colonnade, complete with overhead beam, side beams, and leaded glass doors.
So I built one.
Here it is
First order of business was the overhead beam. I thought it needed a carving and the house needed kind of a motto, so I chose a lyric from an Irish folk song.
The letters are hand carved with chisels in a font that I thought looked kind of "Craftsmany."
I hired a great local craftsman named Paul Bloomquist to do the "double house" leaded glass for the doors. He did a wonderful job. You can't see it in the photos, but the glass itself is antique style, with very subtle imperfections and a few little bubbles.
A firewood box. Stay tuned!