Archive | 2011

A Fiber Cement Board Makeover

This project takes place for a relative all the way in Texas.  Can you tell from the photos that we are outside of central Illinois?  Structural repairs are necessary before any siding work can commence. Working in the summer heat day-in day-out is exhausting and we quickly learn the reasons behind the invention of the […]

A Patina Headboard

Patina headboard

Jay ‎“Who’s knocking there?” 🙂 Jay Nice piece of work! I like seeing something that was destined for the dump find a new life with a bit of imagination & craftsmanship…I suppose it’s re-incarnation… Margot Some thoughts from my other half for you: “Are you unhinged, Man?” “I adore it” “Glazedover eyes” Linda you could […]

A Back Bustin’ Paver Job

Pavers laid from control lines

Some years ago I did a complete make-over on an Urbana home, adding a large addition (sunroom, bedroom and bathroom) and a deck in the back yard. It did not surprise me when my client asked me to replace his decaying concrete driveway with pavers. He reasoned that pavers would give his house added value […]