Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Iron Railing Revisited
You may remember my post about the iron railing that Steve and I designed and were having custom built by a welder for our quasi-French patio doors. I posted a while back about the problems we encountered with this project.
To refresh your memory, our welder went ahead and fabricated the railing without waiting for our final measurements and specs. I just don't get how even when you tell people over and over in so many words, "I'm picky and I want this done exactly to my specifications. I will be providing you with a to scale drawing to work off of," they still go ahead and do what they want and damn the consequences.
We are experiencing a similar phenomenon with our tub refinishing company and I'll do a separate post about that.
Today, Steve drove to the south side to see the railing in person. As it turns out, the railing looks quite good. It's just quite a bit taller than we wanted. We decided on about 41 inches high and he made it 44 inches. Three inches might not seem like a lot but proportion and scale are important and it is really a shame when we had something custom made that we should have to compromise.
Funnily enough, while Steve was at the guys shop, he heard him on the phone with an attorney talking about putting a lien on someone's property for an unpaid bill. ejem.
We are going to put some masking tape along the exterior where the railing would go to try and get an idea how it will look. I am more inclined to accept it as I want a railing real bad and it looks nice. Steve is more hard line in case you hadn't figured that one out yet.