Refinishing a Frank Lloyd Wright house – Sanding
Refinishing continues on the Boulter House designed in 1956 by Frank Lloyd Wright. It’s a beautiful Sunday afternoon for the sanding and first coat of Sikkens Cetol 1. We treated and pressure washed the wood last weekend and it has dried completely. Sanding with 80 grit and using a tack rag to remove the sanding dust. First coat will go on and then the final two the next two nice weekend days. We need temperatures above 50 degrees.
Janet and I get this question all the time. You have to be up to living in a famous piece of architecture. Janet and I are trying to do our homework and can talk Wright sort of but we’re alway learning and living here I get to be taught by Wright himself. I like the large glass windows. More than any other feature that is what I enjoy most because you are always outdoors. The scenery always changes. Day and night, season to season it is just plain encouraging and never depressing. A large great room is another feature of the home and another typical modern home feature. Living here is like signing up for an intense architectural fellowship, a commitment to understand, be sensitive and learn. We’re doing that and Janet and I also enjoy sharing the home with everyone that is interested. Every day that goes by fewer and fewer even know who Wright was but the ones that do are our kindred spirits. His buildings are timeless and that’s another thing he’s teaching me. .
It’s a big deal when you decide to remove the paint and refinish a Frank Lloyd Wright home with Sikkens transparent polyurethane.
February 19, 1958From the Forum Network's lecture titled "Frank Lloyd Wright – Creative Mind: The Architect as Creator"http://forum-network.org/lecture/crea… "New York is the biggest mouth in the world. It appears to be prime example of the herd instinct, leading the universal urban conspiracy to beguile man from his birthright (the good ground), to hang him by […]
Taliesin, June 18, 1957.This is a condensed version of an interview that can be found here for free: www.myfamilymemoirs.com. The video was split into several segments and rearranged to shorten what was originally 14 minutes. "No man is free who is afraid. And he is afraid until he has developed the certainty that comes from […]
In 1957, two years before his death, Frank Lloyd Wright sat down with WNYC to discuss his design philosophy, exhibiting his trademark eloquence and blistering opinions. The year of this interview marks an explosion of commissions for Wright, who by then had been practicing architecture for 70 years. http://www.wnyc.org/blogs/neh-preservation-project/2013/feb/25/frank-lloyd-wright/
This video is the combination of the PowerPoint presentation and an audio recording of Janet's and my comments at a presentation at the Cincinnati Hamilton County Library downtown Cincinnati May 12, 2012. The slides change every 43 seconds to match the length of the audio recording. Copyright 2012 Chuck Lohre & Janet Groeber. All rights […]
Chuck Lohre describes his journey from purchasing a home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and how that encouraged him to teach Green Building design. Watch the video.
The owner of a Frank Lloyd Wright shares her journey. Janet Groeber From CINCINNATI MAGAZINEhttp://www.cincinnatimagazine.com/hg/Story.aspx?id=1369984 I don't know many couples that get into heated discussions weighing the aesthetics of opaque stain versus transparent, but it's a topic my husband, Chuck Lohre, and I debate often. Then again, most of our conversations these days are about […]
A Google Sketch Up model is available for approved uses, according to the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation guidelines. Please send us an email with your use and we'll contact the Foundation. The authors of the Sketch-Up model were Brayden McLaughlin and Greg Algie. Both UC School of Planning grad students.