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My Own House

Display Rail 1

Made from 100 year old white pine. This display shelf wraps around the room.

Display Rail 2

Made from 100 year old white pine. This display shelf wraps around the room.

Display Rail 3

Made from 100 year old white pine. This display shelf wraps around the room.

Gun Rack

I made this gun rack from a piece of solid walnut.

Cabinets

I installed these cabinets.

Shelf Unit

I converted this useless window into a shelf unit to hold a microwave and cookbooks.

More Cabinets

More of the same cabinets. In cooperation with Shultz Refinishing I refinished the door and trim and made the transom operable

Staircase and trim

More stripping and refinishing in cooperation with Shultz Refinishing.

Drop Ceiling

I installed this drop ceiling

Stairs & Balcony

I built this heavy duty double wide stair case with balcony.

Steel building

I built this steel building on the foundation of an abandoned railroad siding using massive I-beams salvaged from the track. On the I-beams I built a deck and the building. The 8 ft by 8 ft doors in the side were my own modification.

 

Harris Wall Removal

Wall removed

This is a section of the ceiling where a wall had been removed prior to my involvement.

Wall Removed

A different view of the same ceiling.

Another removed wall.

This is where a second wall was removed prior to my involvement.

Temporary support.

The ceiling started sagging when the wall was removed. That was the first thing I saw when I looked at the job and the first problem I had to deal with when I started.

Another view

Another view of the temporary support.

Triple beam

After removing the rest of the unwanted wall, I installed a triple beam support.

Another view

Another view of the same support.

Patched plaster.

The plaster had to be patched where the wall was removed

Another view

Another view of the same patch

Finished product

After making a triple beam support out of 2 x 6 framing I covered it with 1 x 6's that were prefinished by Shultz Refinishing.

Finished product

Finished product

Betz Porch Deck

Loose & Rotting

Pictured here is the starting condition. The deck boards are loose and rotting.

Entrance

This is the condition at the entrance to the house.

Looking West

The porch is L-shaped. This is the other leg.

After

Looking toward the entrance. I replaced the old tongue and groove boards with 5/4 x 6 treated decking.

After Looking West

Full View

 

Internet Radio Studio

 (Framing Only)

Before

The owner of a local low - power radio station sold the stattion and is opening a new endeavor - internet streaming.

Before 2

The before pictures are of his garage which previously was used for storage.

Before 3

The garage was a conglomeration of additions to the garage.

Before 4

Parts of the addition were half - finished. Other parts were not finished at all.

Before 5

This is a view of the original exterior wall of the garage with a partially complete finished wall in front of it.

Under Construction

We decided to just frame out in front of the previous attempt to finish. Pictured here are stud walls I built with a vapor barrier.

Under Construction 2

More of the same.

After 1

A (outside looking in) view of the studio after the final stud wall is in place.

After 2

A (inside looking out) view of the studio after the final stud wall is in place.

After 3

A different angle. Compare to before 4.

After 4

Compare to before 5

 

Dombek Stairs

Before

I was originally contacted to replace tthe oak railing with beech. They did not like the oak grain.

Before 2

The customer had contracted with a floor refinisher to finish the stairs to match the new beech floor they had put down.

Before 3

The top two newel posts could not be removed without major surgery to the house.

Before 4

There was also an oak bullnose.

Before 5

The floor finishers had sanded the floor and they were at the color selction process.

Before 6

I suggested a refinishing technique that could make the oak railing look more like the beech by hiding the grain.

A Reasonable Alternative

The customer gave me one of the newel posts that he had removed for me to test my suggestion. This is the newel post after refinishing it to match.

A Reasonable Alternative 2

The medallions and newel post are my samples compared to the floor and the floor finisher's colors. (Presented on the white floor board.) My color was better and I suggested working with the floor finisher to help them do a better job. They refused my offer of help because my technique required them to do more than just slap on a quick stain & finish.

Starting the Job

After rejecting my offer of help, the floor finisher was dismissed and I took over the whole job.

Starting the Job 2

The first thing I did was mask off the adjacent areas.

Starting the Job 3

After masking everything off, I started filling the deep oak grain.

Starting the Job 4

The white haze on the steps is the filler prior to sanding.

Starting the Job 5

I also had to strip the posts in place.

In Progress

The stairs after stain & finish.

In Progress 2

The stairs after stain & finish.

In Progress 3

The stairs after stain & finish.

In Progress 4

The stairs after stain & finish.

In Progress 5

The stairs after stain & finish.

In Progress 6

The stairs after stain & finish.

In Progress 7

The stairs after stain & finish.

In Progress 8

The stairs after stain & finish.

After

All done!

After 2

All done!

After 3

All done!

After 4

All done!

After 5

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After 6

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After 7

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After 8

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After 9

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After 10

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After 11

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After 12

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After 13

All done!

 

 

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