Updating The Living room Floor

A job we did this week was to refinish a living room floor that originally had carpet when this homeowner purchased the house. He was planning on replacing the carpet and discovered hardwood floor underneath. He then called us to refinish it.
At the front door there was sheet vinyl with under layment stapled down. The staples were quite stubborn to pull out, which more than half of them snapped right off. We had to use vise-grips and end nippers to either pull them out or nip them.  We were amazed how many staples were there just at the front door.
We then sanded the floor which was a dark amber and then stained it to a rich dark walnut color.

The living room
The floor before sanding.
The staples in the front entrance.
THAT’S a lot of staples!! 😱
The floor sanded cleanly.
The front entrance sanded, stained and finished.
The finished job. 😊

Replaced a Wobbly Newel Post

When we came to see the balustrade that the homeowner was fussing with it was quite obvious that it needed replaced.


We took out the balustrade rather easily since it was not attached very well. We installed a box newel post we had made, handrail with metal balusters, and a wall handrail.

Repairing Stair Treads

This homeowner just moved into a newly built townhouse. When the refrigerator was delivered a lot of damage was done to the steps and the landing. We were called in by the insurance company to repair and refinish them.
The steps were also looking well worn and old.
We sanded all the treads, stained them with a mix of stains to match the other woodworking in the house and applied 3 coats of finish giving it a deeper, rich color.

New Balustrade and Beam, and a New Mantle

This project we finished up today. The homeowners wanted to upgrade the balustrade to compliment the wooden flooring done by others. They loved the idea of the box newels and metal balusters. They also asked to cover an existing beam with reclaimed oak.

We also made for another customer, a beam for a mantle to match the he floors we did earlier.

Refinishing Two Rooms Floors Into One

This house was built in the late 50’s or early 60’s. We were asked to refinish the floors upstairs and to refinish the stair treads, hand rail, and newel posts. The one bedroom was once two separate rooms, you could see where the two floors met did not match in color, but after we sanded the floor, we were able to get a better match.