Just added some photos of a recent door change out to the Projects page. This is a basic kind of job, but one that really needs to be done right, if it's going to last.
Also added some new photos to the Outdoor Staircase project we began last Fall. The project is progressing really well. Can't wait to get back up there to finish it off!
No matter what your remodeling, carpentry or construction needs, call LScarpentry today!
Prep work has been the theme of this week. A kitchen project in the Mount Baker neighborhood in Seattle moved into the final pre-construction stages (just added a couple of pictures to the Designs page). I also spent much of the week pre-painting a door and trim for installation today. The installation went well; I'll return Monday to complete the trim.
Proper planning prevents piss poor performance.
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We just added some photos of our latest built-in-place cabinet to the Projects page on LScarpentry.com. This was a really fun and satifying project down in Normandy Park that turned a wasted space into a really lovely and very functional built-in.
Built entirely on site, and featuring solid cherry doors and face frame, this is a truly unique feature that exactly fits the space it was designed for.
If you have a space that's hard to fill, perhaps we can help.
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We live in an imperfect world, or maybe a world so highly complex that it seems imperfect. We continue to come up with ever more intense ways of describing it in hopes it will all one day reveal itself in all it's complexity to have been really quite simple, but we're no wiser than Ptolemy. We have our "wanderers" , our assumptions, and our circles upon circles, upon circles...
When I was first starting out an older and wiser carpenter said to me, "You'll always make mistakes, what makes a good remodelor is knowing how to hide them." I laughed at the time, but I've come to realize that in many ways those were the truest words I've ever heard spoken about this trade. There will always be a problem, what defines you is how you deal with it.
Every job brings it's unique set of characteristics to bear, and part of the joy I find in this work is the creative challenge of problem solving.
That and the power tools. I love the power tools.
The bathroom in Normandy Park is coming right along. Today I'll apply be the final coat of drywall mud. Tomorrow I can sand and skim and then begin putting together the built-in cabinet.
With spring now officially under way, it's time to start back on the outdoor stair project we began last fall on Samish Island. I've been anxious to get back there for some time, but have been constrained by the weather. This weekend looks to be a dry one, hopefully we can make a good start on the second phase. We made it halfway down the hill last October/November and left there with a good plan for the remaining sections.
We have a variety of small jobs pending and a kitchen remodel still in the planning stages, so this is a great time to discuss any projects you may have on your list for the coming season. Be sure to call LScarpentry today at 206.300.5891 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Got an email yesterday that visitors to Thumbtack.com had ranked LScarpentry among it's Top 5 General contractors in Seattle!
We a pleased and honored!
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Just updated our Designs page with some preliminary sketches for a kitchen in Seattle's Mount Baker neighborhood. This looks to be a fun project that will totally remake a "problem" kitchen into one that feels and works as great as it looks.
Meanwhile, the bid process continues on a new two level deck for a home in Bellevue, we'll be returning to Normandy Park this week to work on more framing, sheetrock and some built-in cabinetry for small bathroom (the second of three), and figuring out when to install a new door onto a deck in West Seattle.
This past week saw us in Victory Heights fixing poorly done sheetrock and trim work and reworking an original built-in cabinet to look and work as it was originally intended. A small, but very satisfying job.
If you have any projects you're considering that require a bit more than average skill, talent and dedication, or maybe you'd like to do it yourself, but you just don't have the time, and no one else will ever do it as well; give us a call at 206.300.5891 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can and will help you make it happen.
Got a call last week from the neighbor of a former client, asking for some help with a bathroom and hall closet. They had both been redone just recently by a contractor who "was great, just not at finishing..." This seems to be something I hear a lot. "We really liked them, but at the end they just seemed to be in a hurry to get out of here." This seems to often be the corollary to "it was supposed to take 3 months, but really took 6 months..."
The fact is that by whether by accident or design these jobs were most likely undersold. Underestimated and underbid, many jobs are rushed to completion so that the contractor "can just get out of there"
For these reasons, I feel it's important to always include a detailed description of the scope of work involved with each job and exactly what is and isn't included in the price. By spending a little more time thinking through the job and making sure to include enough to bring the job to completion, we can avoid any surprises at the end, and work to find ways to achieve satisfactory completion while remaining within budget.
If you'd like to know what your project would cost (really) and what we can do to make that a price that works for you- call us!
Been getting the opportunity to look at and bid on several new jobs recently. It's always nice when someone chooses you out of all the qualified people available to bid their work. Some of the new jobs look promising and could turn out pretty nice.
Jobs just signed include a small bathroom in Normandy Park and a door replacement in West Seattle. A kitchen in Mount Baker is going into the final design and planning phase and should be ready to sign soon.
We have two more sales calls this week and just completed a bid on a small basement remodel. Looks like it's shaping up to be a busy spring!
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Heading back to Samamish today to finish replacing several caps on an old sunroom. It's not really the type of job I enjoy; sunrooms are difficult to work on. In some ways, I feel an obligation to help out, to lend my talents and expertise to a homeowner in need. After all, how many small independent, contractors are there out there with 15 years experience in sunroom and solarium installation and glazing techniques? Probably not a lot. Hopefully the next job will be closer to home, and not involve working on or around 30 year old glass.
All is well that ends well, and the job so far is looking good. I was able to install one cap yesterday and it fit perfectly and sealed up well. I pre-painted all the parts, so there's only a little bit of caulking to touch up on site at the end of the day.
Whatever your home improvement or repair needs (yes, even solaria, sigh) give us a call at 206.300.5891 or write to email@example.com.
Have a great weekend!