A fun little visit back to finish off some odds and ends to our summer #fourthavetrim job... nothing but fun with this trim! Thanks to @cm_concepts for his help with these fun custom doors and a lot of the rest of it!
If we're going to work on a Saturday morning, we gotta bring the crew! No way I could not have the boys come once I told them an excavator was coming to site! Meet the next project (name pending). We're into a design phase portion right now while @ardington_design gets the final construction blueprints ready for permit and final budgeting. As part of that the project engineer has asked us to expose a section of foundation, and particularly the underside of the footing for his inspection. No problem. Thanks to Tim @flashrooterottawa for making time for us on a Saturday morning, and also helping dig for a new enlarged window to make best use of time and resources! #newbuild #customhome #ottawaarchitecture #excavator #foundation #engineering #saturdayliving #keepcraftalive #keeptradesalive #demo
This poor stair case... the hope was that under the aged green carpet was beautiful hardwood staircase... turned out that the whole unit was structurally held together by the carpet. We opened up the stairs from below, re-installed the wedges and glued them and then hand scraped the old growth pine back to raw wood and installed new flase risers. And then stained it all to mimic the oak beams in the advent room. Aside from the one remaining tread (happening now) I'm really happy with how this turned out. And hope the clients are too. #queenelizabethdrive #stairbuilding #pine #craftsmanship #keepcraftalive #carpentry
Nice tight and straight drywall reveals compliments of @dandy.fatkins and @gordanfindlay for our triple pane @duxtonwindows at the #delawareaddition . Primed and clean for the weekend and ready to figure out hardwood next week! #addition #kitchen #ottawarenovation #windows #drywallreturns
Sneak peak at bathroom number 2 at our #queenelizabethdrive project. Into the finishing stages here.... Nice modern lines and wood grain tile chosen here by @alliemgrimes and the owners. I'm digging it. Waterproofing completed back into our new @integritywindow by @schlutersystemsna . Getting excited to wrap this up and take some finish pictures!
Happy birthday this past weekend to Thomas... our Olympic baby is 4. And I don't think I can put into words the change he (and now his brother and future sibling) have made in my life. I thought my wife changed me for the best, but this guy and his siblings (one soon to come) has pushed me to be the best I can. Happy birthday buddy. I'll show a lot, but I'm holding back on the great stufd into teenage years and the more importantly your wedding day. Your mom can't stop me. I'm gonna embarrass the sh** out if ya. But I mean the best. Love, dad
Sneak peak of one of two bathrooms tile work at our #queenelizabethdrive project. Love this tile from @alliemgrimes. And can't wait to wrap this one up and hand the keys back to the owners!
#smirlebuild sure looks good in winter. Can't wait to get outside for some @maibecinc siding come spring! #customhome #newbuild #ottawaarchitecture
Clam clamps, making tight miters go in easy. Nice new closet opening cased out at our #queenelizabethdrive project. Getting towards the end here!
Custom casing detail in some new openings to match the old at our #queenelizabethdrive project. The knife isn't a perfect match, but around 90% and we are only using it where you don't see the original. Mill (#williamsandhussey ), rip to finish width, sand, spray prime, sand again. Now it's ready for install and then final finish by @krys.the.painter . Plus it's nice to spend some quality time in the shop from time to time. Shout out to @gracopaintsprayers For the awesome cordless gun that makes painting far more enjoyable and quick! #customtrim #millwork #trim #trimcarpentry #renovation #ottawa