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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Details: The elements of wonder and a smile.

Spring arrives in the mountains.

details of bunkhouse shower

Galvanized steel panels are  already for next winter.
Galvanized steel has gone through a chemical process to keep it from corroding. The steel gets coated in layers of zinc because rust won't attack this protective metal. For countless outdoor, marine, or industrial applications, galvanized steel is an essential fabrication component.

The principal method of making steel resist corrosion is by alloying it with another metal, zinc. When steel is submerged in melted zinc, the chemical reaction permanently bonds the zinc to the steel through galvanizing. Therefore, the zinc isn't exactly a sealer, like paint, because it doesn't just coat the steel; it actually permanently becomes a part of it.

The zinc goes through a reaction with the iron molecules within the steel to form galvanized steel. The most external layer is all zinc, but successive layers are a mixture of zinc and iron, with an interior of pure steel. These multiple layers are responsible for the amazing property of the metal to withstand corrosion-inducing circumstances, such as saltwater or moisture.

Stair rail detail in the bunkhouse.

Antique Indonesian teak bench to use while taking your snow boots off and enjoying the warm cozy fire.

The whole reason to have a family retreat in the Mountains.
john thompson designer
Associate Member of the Interior Design Society

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