Last fall I installed an exterior door for some very nice folks that just bought a house. I’ve hung a lot of doors over the years, some go well and others don’t. This one took me 17 hours, but it … Continue reading
When I was asked to make a crib for my best friend’s expectant daughter, I immediately started dreaming of splayed dovetails and arts and crafts design elements. This was not to be. She wanted it as simple as the one … Continue reading
Once upon a time, cabinetmakers used a story stick to record dimensions. This practice is not used much anymore, but there are still carpenters who prefer not to use rulers for some operations. In the bathroom job we just finished, … Continue reading
After the countertop installation, my partner Mike set marble tiles on the diagonal with small accents. The edges were trimmed with oak to match the cabinets. As soon as our supplier receives them, we will be replacing the outlet covers … Continue reading
Simple, straightforward transformation from an unused space into a media room. Woodworking is my passion, but this is what pays the bills.
At different times since I started woodworking, I’ve had access to workshop space. Sometimes a garage, sometimes an outbuilding. Right now, I’m working on it… My first real exposure to woodworking was in a two man furniture shop. It was … Continue reading
Master bath remodel with custom shower and wall niches. Tilework by Michael Spears.
We turned this unused attic space above the garage into a massive walk-in closet.
Definitely not the usual routine, these widows come with an integral trim system. The siding had to be cut to accept the wider trim. Also, some of the windows got a cornice at the top. I had to scribe the … Continue reading
This was supposed to be a simple door replacement. What I found was an incorrect installation. The exterior trim and the jamb had been wrapped in metal, but not caulked. The result was an alarming amount of hidden damage. Fortunately, … Continue reading