A New Look for the Balcony

Here is a balcony we updated. We tore out the old carpet and pulled out the old handrail. We built the new balcony nosing from red oak lumber. We used the curved handrail as our guide.

We got the balcony nosing to fit nicely over the floor construction wood and put up baseboard to give a sharp, crisp finish.

We then installed red oak hardwood, finished it with  Bona water-based finish.

The newel posts were custom made  and we used plain metal balusters to complete the upgrade.

That’s a Big Step For Us!

The sunken Living Room floor in this house is Brazilian cherry. The homeowner wanted to change up the entrance to it making it more open.

She requested having the steps extend the whole width of the room, with the treads to be brazilian cherry to match the sunken living room.

We took down the handrails and the original nosing along the tile of the kitchen. Then we made stringers to support the new staircase.

We then built up the structure of the steps and placed new nosing made from choice brazilian cherry.

The stair treads we assembled using  choice brazilian cherry lumber.  The new treads are 12 feet long and 11 inches wide and very heavy.

We were very pleased on how the new steps made the room more open.


An Old Staircase


In the old house that we just refinished the upstairs,  the homeowners also needed their staircase refinished. They had carpet on them and this is what was underneath.

The carpet pad was a thick crust.

The risers the homeowner was going to paint herself. So, we prepped them for painting and we sanded down the treads and put three coats of finish on them.

Starting to scrape off crusted carpet pad.
All cleaned up.



Is There Any Hope For These Floors?

“Can you do somthing with our floors?”  The homeowner of this house asked us when we came out to see their project.

The floorboards were cupped, and loose. They looked like they were not maintained for a long time.

Warren was able to replace or repair them. We then sanded them thoroughly and put three coats of Profesional urethane on them.

Most of the floors we are guessing to be hemlock. One room was antique heart pine.  We were very pleased with the results.

Installed a Kitchen Floor

This house we had done the floors and staircase a few years ago. The home owners wanted their kitchen floor to hardwood floor like the rest of the house. This past week we were able to install oak hardwood floors, then stain it and finished as we did the rest of the floors.


Two Sets of Bunkbeds

Can you make us a couple sets of bunk beds?  Sure! We can help. The customer brought to us nine, old pine, 3×3 inch posts that he got from an auction. He then sent us a photo of the bunkbed he Can you make us a couple of bunk beds? We are expecting our sixth childhad in mind.

We went rummaging through the wood collection we have and found pine boards that matched the posts.

We did a mortis and tennon on the  boards and posts, made safety rails for top and bottom.

We then stained them special walnut and applied 3 coats of finish on them.

An Antique Door

There is a Funeral Home in a nearby town that needed it’s exterior doors refinished. The property manager contacted us last November for us to come evaluate the job. There were spots of bare wood was showing, so we advised to use shallac on them to winter over, and we’ll come in May when the weather is favorable to refinish them on sight.

Antique Door Before

We started with scraping.

Then we sanded them with 40, 80, and 100 grit sandpaper. After the sanding, we then used spar varnish marine grade polyurethane, 3 coats.

Antique Door After

The whole process took a week and a half.

A Unique Job

There was a house that used to be a barn. The last part of it to be renovated was the staircase. What was there was the original barn loft stairs. The homeowner wished to have the bead board removed and shiplap put up.

The staircase was at a very steep angle due to the fact it used to be a barn. We were able to change the angle slightly, trying to accommodate.

We tore down the old bead board  and cedar shingles, replacing them with the shiplap.

Old Staircase
Old Wall Covering
Installing New Wall Covering
Building New Staircase
Completed New Staircase and New Wall Covering
New Wall Covering