Posts by Ben Jones

The Ins and Outs of Custom Doors

Posted by on Jan 7, 2013 in Architecture, Doors, Materials | 0 comments

The Ins and Outs of Custom Doors

Doors get a lot of attention at our office. We design them, test materials for them, critique them and travel the world looking for them. To us, a door is more than just a functional way for a person to enter and exit a room.  It’s even more than an architectural or design element.  A great door is a product of superb engineering, creative design, masterful woodworking, architectural excellence and practical application.  And in the extremes of a Southern climate a door can be a sticking point, both literally and figuratively. Here’s a simple rundown of some popular woods used for doors and a few points on how we like to apply them.

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A Soft Spot For the Soft Red

Posted by on Jul 23, 2012 in Architecture, Materials | 2 comments

A Soft Spot For the Soft Red

The New Orleans soft red – you would be forgiven for thinking a soft red might refer to a species of Gulf seafood or a rich creole dish for which the city is famous. But no, it’s even better. The New Orleans soft red is a brick and it’s more sought after and cherished than even the most expensive and delectable Gulf seafood.

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Boyce Home

Posted by on May 8, 2012 in Portfolio, West Indies | 0 comments

Boyce Home

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The Boyce home is located in Orange Beach, Alabama

 

 

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Jennings Home

Posted by on May 8, 2012 in New Orleans Courtyard, Portfolio | 0 comments

Jennings Home

The Jennings Home located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Middleton Cabin

Posted by on May 8, 2012 in Hunting Lodge / Lake House, Portfolio | 0 comments

Middleton Cabin

Middleton Family weekend cabin in Tunica Trace, Louisiana

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