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 …

Screened-In Porch 2.0

We were contacted by a very nice couple in Mordecai to rebuild and revamp their almost 100 year-old screened-in porch.  They like to eat breakfast on the porch every morning — but it was getting unsafe; the old tongue & …

“She-Shed” Chic…

This couple in the Ridgewood neighborhood spends a lot of time in their well-designed backyard.  There’s a lap pool, fountains, a bird sanctuary, and a beloved “She-Shed,” where the lady of the house keeps her favorite planting tools and supplies. …

“Plinth Perfect…”

“Plinth Blocks” act as transition pieces between door casings and baseboards.  They typically appear at the bottom corners of door casings, or the wood trim that surrounds an entryway. This client in Hayes Barton had some plinth blocks on her …

Fence Repair

A fairly straightforward project from a repeat client in Wake Forest:  Repairing a section of fence and gate that had seen better days.  They have an extensive fence enclosing the entire back yard; however, this particular section took a blow …