Astoria , painted wood and metal construction, by Michael C. McMillen 1987
Here are some fine examples of intricately carved beams that feature in various Chinese temples and houses. These images depict Chinese dragons and other mythological images, that were used both as a display of wealth, but also to protect the building from ancient evil spirits. They are usually carved from dense hardwoods such as teak and cherry, stained in a dark colour.
Frame a door rough opening A pro teaches you his three simple rules for framing rough openings efficiently If you can cut a 2x4 and drive a nail, then you have all the skills you need to frame a rough opening for a door. As with most homebuilding tasks, however, there's a fine line between getting it done and doing it efficiently, without causing headaches down the line.