Things really start to come alive when a little bit of color gets added to the equation - things start to feel very real.
And there is yet another point of no return on the journey of the piece.
The color was chosen for the Montreal project. Now it was time to navigate the challenges we knew were before us in the road ahead.
Using air-dried timbers means that the graining is much more vibrant than in the types of wood you buy at the local big box or even the local woodworking shop.
Air dried means that the timbers will all take the stain slightly differently. Now is when you find out if you did well in your timber selection from the stacks of crossties.
In addition, the banding from the saw marks and the various imperfections in the timbers help us achieve our goal of a rich explosion of color across a tight color palette.