A Proper Shed Door

Finding manufactured exterior doors in a non-standard size — say, 2.6 feet wide — is next to impossible. Such was the dilemma of this couple in Hayes Barton. They have a nice, old piece of property, with a great house …

French Doors with Custom Transom

A family in the Budleigh neighborhood came to us with an increasingly common issue in these weird new Covid times: The need to close off a room with doors, to better soundproof the de-facto home office. The office room entrance …

Column Rot Crushed

A client in Hayes Barton contacted us about some long term rot affecting her porch columns. They weren’t that old, maybe 10 years, but a somewhat inadequate gutter system usually caused any rain or runoff to puddle around them at …

New Life for an Old Deck

This was our last big project before the onset of Coronavirus. (And maybe the last big project until the threat of virus contagion is over…) We started it in mid-February and finished a few days before the lockdown began in …

Pergola Proper

Our clients in Oxford Park had a pergola attached to the front of their house that needed an overhaul. These types of structures are very decorative, and I like them. My parents have one covered with Queen Anne Roses on …

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 …