Friday, December 4, 2009

Living Room Remodel

Here are a few pics of a living room remodel where I installed new crown moulding , the wallframes, and baseboard. The homeowners Cheryl and Mike did the painting and they contracted for the Brazilian Cherry floors. The dark cherry floor provides a nice contrast for the wall and trim.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Bathroom Vanity

Here is a vanity I built for a Cyclocross buddy of mine. He remodeled his bathroom and asked if I could build a double vanity for him. Scott sketched a basic design of what he wanted and I took it from there. Its made from poplar and was delivered unfinished. My favorite part of the project is the flip down drawer fronts that would normally be a fixed decorative touch but are now useable storage for tooth brushes, tooth paste etc.... great idea. Also Scott did a super job with the paint.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

It's been awhile...

                                                                                                                                     It's been awhile since my last posting, buisness was slow the first part of the summer which allowed lots of training time for bike racing , sometime during the end of the summer the flood gates opened and I have more buisness than I've ever experienced in the 4 years I've been on my own, which has been great.

 It's now the beginning of the Cyclocross season my favorite time of the year , I feel fit and ready to tackle some tough New England races. Suckerbrook last week was awesome even with a flat that ended any chance of a good result I still had a blast, that race gets better every year. My next race at Gloucester should be epic. Then the first R.I. weekend of the year combined with Inter Bike looking forward to that. Check out a race its spectator friendly and even better when you participate. Here are a few things I've been working on since my last post.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

The McCarthy Mantel & More

Bill and Maureen took a chance on Doonan Finish Carpentry for their fireplace mantel surround and dual 7' built-ins. My goal was to add Bill to my small but growing list of happy customers. Once the design was finalized and the measurements checked the project could begin. First up was the mantel surround which I built in my shop and installed a week later. Next came the leveling bases, once they were installed the base cabinets started to take shape, the face frame was added and the cabinet top was sized and mounted. Time to build 8 raised panel doors and 6 drawers with raised panel fronts. Once that was complete the upper bookcases were built and the arched face frame attached and crown moulding was added to finish off the units. I really enjoyed working on this project, Bill allowed me the freedom to build my interpretation of his drawing and by doing so create a beautiful mantel & more.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Laura's Mudroom and Laundry/ Half Bathroom Remodel

I was contracted to remodel a mudroom and laundry/half bathroom.Laura saw my website online and reached out. The plan was to add beadboard to the laundry/half bath, base cap to the existing baseboard and crown moulding in both rooms. I started from the top and worked my way down. The crown was installed, the beadboard was next, followed by the trim.

Time to paint... the walls were sanded to knock down the swirl marks from the previous paint job and primed. The ceiling was painted, trim and beadboard next, for the walls I applied Ben Moore Arcadia White. Frankie the plummer will install the fixtures and the Russo's will be in buisness.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Wood is Good .....

but bike racing is BETTER!!!!!!! Mike & Lynn of Team Sam/Millwork One Racing and I also of Millwork One Racing have been heading to CT. for the Plainville Spring Series training race. This week Mike chose to do battle with me in the 3/4 race NICE!!!!!! Good turnout this is usually the biggest field of the day 40 to 50 riders. My plan was to ride as smooth as possible through the corners , close gaps only when neccessary and ride the best possible wheels in order to save energy for the last 5 laps when all hell breaks loose. One wheel that I enjoyed was Capt America's who rode a Red White and Blue Stars& Stripes C'Dale. I was in constant search for the Capt as he was strong , an excellent bike handler and provided shelter for my fat ass. Mike Sam bridged to a break mid race and ready to rock& roll found a group of riders not willing to work together to keep the break alive and were soon swallowed up. The course is flat and very fast making breakaways difficult. With 5 to go time to move forward. Gutter time, outside left , slowly getting to the front with the Capt and Mike in tow just keep the pedals moving the CAAD8 will do the rest , 1 to go favorite corner is the last one leading to the slight uphill finishing straight , everyone nice and straight, hold the lines and empty the tank , field sprint , finish line approaching fast, finished upper teens or so, my best finish so far , every week the fitness improves.

Back to the Volvo , change quick and head out to the course to heckle Lynn the most attractive member of Team Sam. Lynn did an excellent job as the only woman in the 4/5 Masters field, showing the men how to take the corners at speed and riding strong the entire race. Tommorrow Wells Ave.... SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The 2009 season is upon us , we now have something to look forward to , every weekend if you want it you'll find some form of bike racing be it in the woods or on the road......"Life is Good"

Friday, January 23, 2009

Screened In Porch Remodel

This is a screened in porch I converted into a sun room for a customer in Needham Ma. The first step was to frame for the new windows, then insulate the knee walls and ceiling.

After the windows were installed the drywall is added, the seams and screw holes are filled with joint compound.

Now for the fun part, crown moulding, window casing are installed.

Ceiling, walls, trim are painted, laminate floor and baseboard finish the interior.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Jackie's Built In

This is a built in wall unit I installed in my customer's formal living room.The plan was to build a unit around a french door leading to the dining room and cap the room off with crown.The first step was to remove the baseboard, install and level structural bases on both sides.

I constructed all the individual cases in my shop and installed the face frame on site.Once that was done the crown moulding was installed.

Next comes 20 adjustable shelves , 4 raised panel inset doors with euro hinges for nice clean look.Baseboard , and a custom grille are added , we are ready for the painters.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

A Crowning Achievement

Here are a few crown moulding jobs I've done recently.

On this job I installed 4 1/2"crown , made the fluted column and installed the chair rail and finished it in Sherwin Williams white.

This crown is poplar with a very funky profile that my customer special ordered.
More fluted column fun.

This crown was part of a screened in porch that I converted to a sun room.

Crown mania continued

This project was a remodel of a mud room , I built this cabinet for a place to store gloves, hats etc. and hang coats, then tied it together with the crown.

This crown was part of a dining room remodel.