Remember the oak ceiling we showed being built on Nantucket back in April? It’s now installed at Graves Light.
Master carpenter Karl Phillips built perfect replicas at his Driftwood Construction shop, based on surviving original panels and the original architectural drawings.
Karl and G put the new oak panels in place up on the 5th floor library of the lighthouse. G is performing the trimming and shaping.
Karl did most of the other woodwork at Graves, too, including reconstructed oak windows based on the original casement design, interior oak window panels and sills, interior oak doors, and the mahogany staircase handrails.
As we’d previously noted, we decided to leave the original damaged ceiling panels in place, covering them with the new ones to give some future renovators a surprise.