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When I am not doing custom pieces I am usually working for other contractors, installing cabinets and trim. I post my custom work here.
~~~We're not accepting any new work at this time.~~~

We're currently booked out into February 2015 with large projects.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Scribing a trapped shape - the tick stick method

I wanted to share an article, actually the only one I've found on the web, regarding how to scribe a trapped shape, or a shape that is closed on two ends.  This is the method I use, and it's very accurate!

http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/Scribing_three_edges.html


Monday, June 02, 2014

2014 Labor Rates

I've posted a link at the top of the page to a pdf file listing my 2014 labor rates for general items. The prices are subject to change based on the job and conditions, but for the most part, I haven't raised my prices since I started my business in 2007.
These are for basic services only. Custom projects will obviously receive custom quotes.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Closet Mega-Upgrade! - Sylvania, Ohio

I've just finished an upgrade to an entry closet.  The closet is 6' wide, and is at the entry door from the garage.  The idea was to make a bench seating area, with storage and coat hooks.  Here are the before and after pics...

Before


And After!

This area now features a wide bench area, which will eventually have a custom cushion made for seating.  Below the bench is open for shoe storage. The back and side walls have been upgraded to bead board.

Above the bead board is a double shelf, separated by arched supports in between, and arched and blocked lower decorative corbels that match. There are a total of 6 double hooks for hanging up your coats as you enter the home.


No longer simply a coat closet, this area has been mega upgraded to a totally useful entryway. There's no doubt that this will become the hub of everything coming and going in this home!  If you're thinking about improvements like this in your own home, please send me an email here.


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Bay window improvements - Sylvania, OH

Here's a before and after picture set of a neat little project I finished up today.  The customer needed a place for all of her plants, and this bay window area is a perfect spot!

Before

 and after...

 This new space measures almost 12' wide, and is 18" deep - now it's a great plant space, and makes this bay window area totally useful!





Sunday, April 06, 2014

725 Culley, Holland

Here are the before and after pictures of our first flip!  The property is located at 725 Culley, Holland, OH 43528.  As of this post, I am putting the final touches on the outside.  Most of everything is new, including the roof, furnace, and hot water heater.  The house sits on 1/2 acre lot, with woods in the back.  From closing to open house took 99 days, and was accomplished during one of the worst winters on record. Here's just some of what we've done...


The original living room...

We've opened up the wall between the living room and dining room, and done a total makeover including tall white trim and thick 12mm laminate floors.  Yes, it's the same space!



Living room - opposite view...



This was a makeshift bedroom, located off the dining room...


And yes, this was the kitchen - it was only 5' wide!

We took the makeshift bedroom and turned it into the kitchen!  This required running new plumbing and electrical.  Appliances are used, but only about a year old - they stay with the house!  The old kitchen was converted into a laundry room with the necessary connections!  There is a nice sized pantry closet in the new kitchen, and the flooring flows into this area as well.




The old bathroom...


The new bath features new shower surround, new toilet, new vanity and mirror, and new vinyl resilient flooring, as well as a new linen closet!



 This was a back add-on area, and the house was missing the furnace and water heater...


It's now converted to a extra large hallway that leads to the master bedroom, and a closed off utility area.


The old front bedroom...


Completely refurbished.



 There was no master bedroom, so we made one out of the attached garage!  The area was stripped to the studs, insulated, and added heat and electrical.  This is an oversized master bedroom that measures 14' x 22'. plus closet space!

Extra wide His & Hers closets!


 725 Culley has been listed by Danberry for $77,500.  The first Open House will be Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 2pm - 4pm.  All showings and offers should be directed to Skip Heckman at Danberry.  Skip can be reached at 419-265-9535.

We sincerely hope you've enjoyed what we've done with this property!