Archives for March2015

Miscellaneous Projects

This is the completed bathroom in the studio apartment, which is pictured on it’s own page.
Misc Bathroom (1)    Misc Bathroom (2)

This is the outside of the same studio apartment. It has T1-11 siding and common pine trim.

Studio Apartment (3)    Studio Apartment (2)    Studio Apartment (1)

This is the deck leading into the studio apartment, I built the stairs in a fan shape to flow from the existing landing to the deck that the owner built.

Studio Apartment (4)

This is a gambrel-roof shed that I constructed from a kit bought from Lowe’s. It is 8Wx10Dx8H and sitting on pressure treated 6×6’s for a foundation, to save cost (pouring a concrete slab would have been 5 times the cost)

Gambrel-roof Shed (2)    Gambrel-roof Shed (1)

These 3 pictures are of a wood-fired water boiler that I installed for a customer who wanted to keep his utility bills down. By burning wood, he gets radiant heat from the fire as well as heating water which is pumped through 4 baseboard radiators throughout the house as well as heating his domestic water through a flat-plate heat exchanger. This system has not only replaced the propane forced air heating system in the house, but also the electric water heater. The whole system was conceived and

installed by me alone.
Wood-fired Water Boiler (3)    Wood-fired Water Boiler (2)    Wood-fired Water Boiler (1)
 This is a picture taken from the front door of a 900 square foot condo that I helped design and was the lead carpenter and foreman for building. Everything that you see in the picture (flooring, windows & doors, ceiling, fixtures & appliances, cabinets, etc.) as well as the things you don’t see (framing, electrical, plumbing, insulation, siding) was done by me, either alone or with some degree of help from laborers. The ceiling is tongue and groove pine, the floor is floating laminate, the cabinets are knotty hickory.
Misc Doorway
This is a picture taken from the loft of a house that I built almost completely by myself. The room below the railing has 18 foot high ceilings with hemlock beams and white cedar boards. Behind me (while taking this picture) is an office and to my right is the door to a 3rd story roof-top deck built to accommodate a hot tub. More pictures of this house to come.
Misc Loft
This is a a bay window that I built in place of a ‘postage-stamp’ kitchen window, replacing less than 4 square feet of glass with over 30 square feet while also extending the kitchen out 10″ in the middle.
Bay Window
This is a stainless steel island range hood that I installed over an island that I rebuilt (pictures of island are on another page) that vents to the outside.
Stainless Steel Island Range (2)     Stainless Steel Island Range (1)