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 […]
Decaying bricks were removed, and new bricks installed. Mortar joints were cut out and tuck-pointed. Bricks were cleaned, stained and sealed.
An old wood window with brick molding is replaced with an energy efficient Pella brown-clad window and new, painted brick molding. The existing details are preserved.
I designed and built this Shaker style cabinet to fit into a tight opening between two doors.
An ugly old garage gets a complete make-over. New ceiling tile, wainscot paneling, and drywall. A cracked floor is repaired, resurfaced, and finished with epoxy paint. Storage cabinets, a work bench, a tool storage area, and bright colors complete the project.
A fallen tree branch had caused significant structural damage to the roof. Scaffolding was carefully erected, and a protective sheath hung over the power line, before work began. Rafters, roof deck and shingles were replaced. Soffit and fascia were restored to their original condition.
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 […]
My clients are owners of a two story stucco home in the campus area. As is typical of older homes, the windows were drafty. They had requested that I build custom wood storm windows to match those on the front. I had promised to get the job done before the first snow fell, but the […]
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 […]