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.

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.

Signage: Custom street sign, and more

The lane had only 3 homes on it. There was no signage as it was a private lane, and the mailboxes weren’t in numerical order. So, I designed and built this all-inclusive sign post to identify the lane and incorporate each resident’s mailbox.

Cabinetry: Spice storage and message center

This cabinet combined a message center which included a magnetic surface with a chalkboard finish. The spice storage was a perfect fit for the wall adjacent the cooking prep area. Additionally, it had a display area for collectibles.

Cabinetry: Refaced and new

These were perfectly good cabinets, just a bit outdated, so I veneered them, replaced the doors in solid cherry, and added new hardware.