Five hand cut corbels support this antique, hand-hewned oak beam. Each spindle was cut from a sleeper beam, then aged so that the surface matched the ancient patina. The handrail was hand selected for its curly burl and cat paw grain detail. (Fun fact: burl and cat paw grain is created by a fungus living in the tree that disfigures the wood!) Lastly, we assembled the entire balcony using old-style joinery! We get so excited when a client wants to represent a specific part of history through design, because we LOVE creating spaces that preserve historic craftsmanship and authenticity!