Saturday, January 11, 2014

110' Cedar Fence

When we lived in Vegas our backyard was nice and big for our German Shepard to run around in. Since moving here he's had to be on a leash everywhere he goes! Installing this fence was such a relief for us and I'm sure for him! This build was such a success! Very challenging because of the uneven land and long panels. It turned out EXCELLENT! The finished project has also given us privacy and some very nice future garden area. 

We started by stringing the area to show our fence line. Measured from the house to keep it square. 
Jim rented an auger because there were so many posts to dig, 17! For smaller areas you could easily use a post hole digger to avoid the rental cost. 

After the footers were dug we leveled each post and installed support boards to keep them level while setting. 
It was a chilly morning, about 25°! Maddie and Savannah definitely did their share of the work.
With quickrete you can pour the dry mix in the holes and mix with water as you go. Saves a ton of time and some back breaking work!
The next day we installed the cross members and all the planks. We kicked all that out in one day, that was a long hard day!
Jim's finished off the bottom extensions as well as all the gates. 
The stairs on our deck came down the opposite side. We built a gate on the existing stair opening and built this new set. Still some finishing touches to do but it turned out awesome!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Patio Kitchen

This has been one of my favorite projects of the summer.

Starting with the concrete slab, wood frame, stucco outside, wonder board then tile counter tops and back splash. Completely wired for power within the structure for the fridge and BBQ connected to the natural gas stub out. Self sufficient kitchen... except for the cook!

For The Taller while Brushing Your Teeth

One of my taller customers asked me to raise up her existing bathroom vanity. First all the plumbing had to be undone and extended, the counter tops and sinks needed to come off then the actual vanity needed to be moved out. I built the new vanity base before hand, slid it under then replaced the vanity, the plumbing and counter tops. Finished it off with a matching toe molding. Turned out great!

Liquidly Cool MAN CAVE

I helped a good friend of mine with his "Man Cave". He turned his separate one car garage into a sports bar. Nothing wrong with getting out into your own space for a little football and beer :) Above is a finished picture including the freshly painted walls, the hung big screen and the custom bar

Going for a tropical theme they chose this woven finish to cover the outsides of the bar.
A simple way to add a little more bar room
Finished before the bamboo treatment
Installed a portable AC unit for those HOT Vegas summer months.

Give your cabinets a finished look

This is a great way to dress up some old kitchen cabinets. This customer had a painter coming in the next day and on a whim asked me to add the toe and crown molding. A simple and affordable touch. Pretty nice, Im sure they look great painted!

Bathroom Remodel

I did this complete remodel for a customer a couple weeks ago. It included removing laminate floors, walpaper, vanity and fixtures.

I painted the walls, repaired holes in the drywall, replaced the light fixtures, shower enclosure, all faucets & fixtures, cabinets, vanity, sink & counter top and a brand new shiny tile floor.