Often, or at least once a year or so, we do a project as part of a community redevelopment program. These are generally whole house renovations and usually sold to low-income families. About a month ago we finished a project in conjunction with Union Studio Architects and ONE Neighborhood Builders (formerly Olneyville Housing). The house at first was … Continue reading A little bit more
Recently we were contracted to build a few bookshelves. Massive bookshelves, approximately 10 feet tall. These were designed and built into the wall by one of our skilled carpenters. To start: Bookshelf in Front Sitting Room: In the Back Sitting Room there were two sets of bookshelves. One had a built in TV nook. Bookshelves … Continue reading The Bookshelf Project
Today we'd like to showcase a start-to-finish project of a valley restoration job that was done on a slate roof. Note: valleys replaced on both sides of this dormer, pictures of work show both sides. Before valley on this 120 year old Monson slate roof is worn out, tarred and leaking Removal: Existing slate is … Continue reading Valley restoration on slate roof
In this post we shall do a quick walk through of an arched dormer renovation process as well as include a small comparison of various roofing options for this particular project. Here is the initial condition of the dormer. Wood is rotting, and birds have made their nest. For this particular window a new arched crown moulding was … Continue reading Arched dormer, copper roof and some roofing comparisons
For this project we took down the existing balusters, posts, and columns, turned and/or built new ones, reinstalled and painted. Process: Installed (not painted) Finished in detail: Finished, overview:
This kitchen renovation featured an installation of a copper sink, stone work behind the stove and general interior carpentry renovations: built in cabinets and woodwork around the window. The cabinets were purchased used at an antique/salvage store and were made to fit by cutting and rebuilding.
Over the past few months, we have undertaken two moderate size masonry projects. The first, a chimney on the Southside of Providence - on a slate roof with entricate design details. Second, an old stone and brick foundation that was on the verge of collapse. The chimney was featured before in our article on complicated … Continue reading Chimneys and Foundations
Victorian houses are beautiful no doubt, but they often present complicated rooflines that require above average designs for flashing. This problem is one such example. We were recently commissioned to rebuild this chimney and flash in properly with permanent roofing techniques. This means no solder, no sealant, and NO cutting corners. The difficulty in this … Continue reading Roofing Geometry for Unusual Roof Penatrations
This bathroom, completed recently, features a glass enclosed custom tiled shower, a free standing tub, double sink vanity, Brazilian cherry hardwood floor.
Matthew, my youngest son, a very talented artist, installing tile borders. Patience and attention to detail make for the best product. The second picture is him a few years ago on one of his first tile jobs.