A Different Color

We just finished up a floor job of refinishing the living room, dining room, and office. The homeowner requested aged barrel stain for the floors. The left column of photos are the “before” and the right column are the “after”.

Refinished stairway


This stairway was blond and the homeowners wanted a darker color. We sanded the previous dish and stain off and put dark walnut stain on the woodwork. We used an oil base finish for the sealant.

They also wanted the wood accents in the living room done along with the mantle.

Floating Shelves

A customer asked for 4 floating shelves that are stained a rich walnut color. We said, “Yes sir, we can do that for you.”

Here Warren is cutting the boards at an angle.


The boards were put together, stained, and finished.

The shelves installed.

Updating a Staircase

We were able to build and install a new balustrade for this customer.  She had a valute newel post on an extended stair step.  She wanted that step to be cut in line with the others steps.

With the cutting of the bottom step, we then installed new floor boards to blend in with the existing floor.

Wooden Beams


The same folk that needed their staircase rebuilt, also wanted the fake beams replaced be oak beams stained and finished to match the floors we did for them.

Rebuilding A Staircase

This particular house had a Staircase that was in the way of the front entrance. We were able to take out the first step and landing and put in winders to accommodate the space better. We then installed new floor boards and a tall newel post and handrails.

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. ?

Water Damage Repair

We were asked to come repair a hardwood floor in the dining room due to water damage.  When we were first notified it only affected one of the boards, when we got there it had affected about 5 floorboards.

We ended up cutting out the 5 boards and saw the extent of the damage.  We had a dehumidifier placed near the area overnight to dry it out before placing new floor boards.

That evening at our shop we stained and finished them to match the existing floor. Next day we installed them.

The area where we had cut out the water damaged floor boards.

Installing the new floor boards.