Thursday, July 12, 2012

North Chatham Methodist Church Eave and Roof Repair & Entrance Way Restoration ~ Click any image to enlarge.

Some views of repair to the eaves and roof of the North Chatham United Methodist Church.

This custom made cricket is not nailed through but instead fastened with clips. The cricket diverts water away from the valley at the chimney.

Reconstruction of an entrance way.
Build new side lights, replace threshold, repair sill and repair  panels.
There was a time capsule behind this panel! Blueprints of the architect designed addition and improvements and the day's newspaper! 
Right Side
Left Side

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Porches, Stairs and Misc. (Click any image to enlarge)

Shop help taking a break.

Turning a new 16" capital .
The tapered staves glued in place.

Cutting in the flutes.
Below is the new facade and column.

The owner wanted this set of stairs reversed and to be enclosed. 
The oak for the stairs and the wide pine wainscot was hand planed to match existing work in this 18th century home in Upper Red Hook, Dutchess County, NY.
A small shelf  and a plaque built with carved sunflower as donations to Historic Albany's Silent Auction. 
                                                               Ant and rot damage.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Dining Room Makeover ( Click to enlarge any picture)

The walls of the 27’ dining room were stripped of wallpaper and then were skim coated and primed. The crown was constructed in three parts, two profiles I produced in my shop and one that was special ordered. The scale of the old corner cabinets seemed wrong for the room and the soon to be added crown molding. I removed the pediment and old pilasters and made new, wider pilasters with a larger beading profile. I raise them eight inches and added plinth blocks to the base and made a panel to extend the top to the ceiling.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Window Restoration, Bathroom Remodel, Plaster Restoration

Plaster moulding repair, restoration and skim coating.

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Porch Restoration

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