The “Deja Vu” Rails

Rickety, unsafe porch rails, wobbling and in desperate need of replacement. It was all very deja vu, in every way similar to a project we did a few years ago. This time it would be for a similarly kind couple …

A Paragon Pediment!

Another interesting dilemma, and another custom order, this time for a family in the North Hills area. They had a pediment/door surround that just…didn’t…work. In short, it was way too narrow to be a traditional doorway. It’s hard to explain …

Custom Radius Radiance!

This nice, young couple in the Budleigh neighborhood had a music room/office, with no option to close off the room. The dilemma arose with the arched doorway surround, which was trimmed with some very fine, thick (expensive) moulding. Here’s how …

Stairway to…the kitchen!

Another client in Quail Meadows was in desperate need of a set of stairs leading from the kitchen down to their laundry room. They’d torn out an old, rotting back deck, in order to make way for a new patio. …

More…Doors.

Some clients in the Quail Meadows neighborhood had a familiar dilemma: A window where they really wanted French doors. They had a new back deck but only one way to access it — through the family room door. Taking out …

New Door & Platform Steps

This project is probably best conveyed in “before and after” pictures… A couple in Athens Grove contacted us to replace their old (weird-sized) sliding glass doors with French doors — something we’d recently done for some of their friends back …

Whole Lotta’…Windows!

Like 20 of them… This was a fun project actually. A really nice couple in Briar Creek contacted us to install window casings on all of their interior windows. They’d moved into their townhouse recently, and really loved it, but …

Gate City!

Ok, not really… Gate City is the nickname for Greensboro, NC (a city close to my heart — I spent my college years there). But this project just reminded me of the moniker, as this nice couple in Mordecai wanted …

Window World

This couple in the Ridgewood neighborhood thought it was beyond time to replace the period windows that encased the exterior of their 1950s split-level. We thought so too. A few had been replaced over the years but the whole setup …

Goodbye Sliding Glass; Hello French Doors!

Sliding glass doors seem to be quickly fading from view these days, becoming passe’ in the world of home design. They don’t age well; the tracks get sticky; the “locks” are crap and quickly become hard to latch. (You wind …