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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.)


Closet shoe shelf

I made some custom shoe shelves for Ms. C. She had found an Ikea “Billy” bookcase for free, and it was the perfect size to cut in half and use the shelves to make some shoe racks in the sides of her master bedroom closet. I added some mouldings on the front to stop the shoe sliding action. Then a little bit of primer to whiten the sides up.