Carpentry: Custom fireplace insert

The fireplace insert for this home was large and rectangular–and covered up a wonderful arched brick opening.

Working with a metal fabricator I designed and installed this custom front to showcase the arched fireplace.

Carpentry: Cement Countertop

The original cabinet was wonderfully rustic and perfect for this cabin in the Poconos. The countertop was solid and substantial, unfortunately it was covered in white formica. I was able to strip off the veneer and coat it with a concrete mix tinted to a deep charcoal.

Carpentry: Barn Door

The exterior doors of this lake house are made up of 2×6 tongue and groove boards bolted together. I was able to recreate the look with custom-ordered lumber to craft this sliding barn door for the master bedroom.

The hardware was custom ordered, hand made from a source in Utah.



Carpentry: Dock Repair

After a particularly bad storm ripped the dock off its lakeside deck, I rebuilt it better and stronger than the original.

Carpentry: Rolling Herb Garden

Liz wanted an herb garden she could move from sun to shade as needed. We looked at dozens of ideas, none of which was just right, so I pulled together a sketch with features from several examples to create this rolling planter. Rough-sawn cedar gives it a rustic touch, and over time will weather to a silver-gray patina.

Carpentry: Porch Railing

I replaced the original black iron railings with white composite material. The size and “pop” of white really set the stage for a beautiful entrance.

Signage: Lake House Sign

I can’t take full credit for this–the sign had been found on the property, carved, but badly damaged. I repaired the sign, painted it and built the post to hang it.

Construction: Shade Wing

The brick patio of this home got torturously hot in the summer. I recommended and installed a triangular sun shade.

Carpentry: Walkway, hot tub and tiered deck

Rarely did guests arrive by the front door, so an attractive backyard entrance was important. It started with a bluestone walkway which lead to a mahogany deck, tiered to accommodate a built-in hot tub, grill area, and a large octagonal dining area, all  cascading down to the lawn without the need for confining railings.

Crafts: Beer Caddy

So, I decided to make gifts for friends and family for Christmas 2014. This rustic beer caddy includes a distressed bottle opener to complete the look… and the functionality.

Did I mention I also created Wine Caddies?