A Grand Entrance…

This family in the Brookhaven neighborhood wanted to replace the original front door & sidelights of their 44 year old home.  Since we’d done this type of project dozens of times, we were referred by their interior decorator to complete …

Mo’ Porch Gates!

Another set of porch gates, this time for a new client in Five Points.  They’d seen a previous set we’d built, and loved the idea of letting their toddler and family dog roam the expansive front porch, without roaming off. …

Eye of the Tiger

Ok…not an eye, or a tiger; just a small job for a repeat client in University Park:  Repairing some wood rot on the front porch dormer window.  Which kinda’ resembles an eye.  (Or, maybe that song was playing on the …

French Doors Galore!

We’ve installed quite a few interior French doors lately.  It’s good work, especially now that Summer has arrived in full force. Not a whole lot of details to post — they’re fairly cut and dry projects. However, it’s not as …

Tongue & Groove-y!

One of our clients in the Glenwood-Brooklyn neighborhood had an old tongue & groove porch, well over 100 years old.  It wasn’t in horrible shape but needed some love, and they thought it best to have the whole thing replaced. …

Salvaged Door Love

Some repeat clients in the Five Points/Highland Park neighborhood wanted to give their salvaged door a new life and purpose — as a swinging pantry door.  They’d already purchased the necessary hardware to hang the door, so our job was …

Paver Positive!

This client in the Country Club Hills neighborhood had a recycling/trash bin enclosure that had seen better days.  The enclosure was well-built around 8 years ago by a respected local builder, and made of treated wood.  But a shady spot …

“Floating” Shelves.

”Floating Shelves” are seeing a resurgence in America, after being dormant since the Mid Century Modern movement of the 1950s-60s.  Long favored in Europe for their clean design, they are again becoming fashionable here, as homeowners embrace the look of …

Hotel Salamander!

We occasionally get a somewhat unusual request.  In this case, a repeat client asked if we could build a screened enclosure for salamanders and newts, or possibly a snake.  Ummm…well, OK! Not having never really built anything like this before, …

Short and Sweet…

We do jobs large and small.  We’ll build a room addition or fix wood rot.  Outfit your home with crown moulding or replace a few deck boards.  Build a grand interior staircase…or a small set of patio steps! A client …