Friday, May 16, 2008


"The only thing that kept it from collapsing was that the termites were all holding hands", a friend of mine has been known to say, referring to some building or another being restored from insect and rot attack. Replacing the bridge's structural elements only, and conserving the well-crafted bench and rustic rail leaves an odd mix of too new and vintage old, so a baking soda wash treatment helps the newer redwood catch up in appearance to the more seasoned part. Some well-placed new plants will help conceal the concrete piers and conduits that still show.

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