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Office Updates

My friend Noel is opening a new Physio clinic and he asked me to fix up his leased space. It had been empty for about a year. It used to be a walk in clinic and was not in terrible shape, but it was a bit run down in spots. We mostly worked on turning the front area into a reception area and gym. This involved new flooring, baseboards, paint, and a new short wall. I replaced some lightbulbs and ceiling tiles as well. Window film went on to give the space some privacy. A new plexiglass lightbox sign was ordered. The reception desk/bar was freshened up with a new look. It was a long week of hard work but the end result was well worth it!

Wheeled Island with Maple Top

Cheryl saw my ad in the Gallery 7 program some time ago and contacted me about a new cabinet for her kitchen. She gave me specific measurements and ideas and I designed and built the following island. It has wheels, a folding solid maple countertop, and legs that fold out to support half the top. It has two drawers as well. I delivered it today and she was very happy. I am also happy as it worked out so well.

Porch Column Wrap

Stephanie wanted her front porch updated–she had it rebuilt by someone else a few years ago, but wanted nicer aesthetics. I wrapped the beams and columns with fascia board, and added a few details. The base columns were made wider and integrated with the deck. Base caps and upper details were custom-cut at 11 degrees from primed fir. I covered the gaps on the corners of the posts with custom-cut, seamless, fir outside corners. I also added a pine baseboard and ceiling moulding to hide the gaps between the porch and the stucco wall. I may yet make some small cornice arches when I have time.

Small bathroom cabinet

Vivian had me design and build a custom cabinet for a small bathroom space. Here are some photos from the empty space, to sketch, to building and painting. (I forgot to get a final picture with the doors and handles, as we removed them to protect them from other renovating.)

Outdoor deck ramp

Donnie requested a ramp from her deck to the ground to make the backyard more wheelchair accessible. I used pressure treated 2x6s and some patio slabs. It’s still too steep right at the base so I will have to go back and add another slat. But otherwise it turned out nice and solid.

Corner shelves from closet doors

Sandee needed a corner TV shelf in a bedroom. I cut up some old closet doors, gave them a quick coat of paint, and put them up diagonally. They are not super strong but good enough for a light TV. You can see my “no bracket” installation method.

Deck railing

I had quoted on a deck railing for Sandee last summer, but it was quite expensive. She saw some much cheaper railings and gates at Rona so bought those and eventually I put them up for her. (It’s just one side of the porch area.)