Window and Door Replacements

Our carpenters are replacing a large window unit and an exterior door for a client. Both were custom orders, with the window from Marvin Windows and the door from Taylor Door. The window fit nicely and will look great when it is trimmed out on the interior and exterior. This is an older home where the side door is only 6'-2" high. Bu...

Exterior Envelope Improvements

Last week we started an exterior home improvement project for a client on Northfield's east side. The work involves removing the existing siding and windows and  installing new house wrap protection membrane, windows, siding, soffits, fasicas and trims. When we are done with out work the owners will have a very low maintenance exte...

Lake Cottage Finishing Up

Our 'up north' lake cabin project is winding down now. The painters have been busy the past two weeks on site completing their work. They have done a beautiful job matching the wood colors. The lake side room received true half log interior as well as half log trims around the windows and doors. The painters matched the color of the ...

West Side Porch Expansion

Last week we started work on a West Side Northfield porch expansion. The work involved demolition of the existing small front porch on the home. We salvaged several items, including the porch columns, for reusing in the new porch. The new porch will have a full basement underneath it. This is being done to get good support for the po...

Exterior Siding Work

The siding, windows and exterior work we are doing for a East side Northfield client has moved along nicely. The windows have all been installed. Much of the soffit and fascia work has been completed and the siding is being installed. We installed new house wrap under all the siding which will help protect the materials under the sid...

Structural repairs

We are helping out a client with a structural ceiling problem. For many years the owners had dealt with a sagging floor upstairs. At one time they had drywall installed in the living room ceiling using furring strips to level the ceiling. The most recent problem started when a pipe in their living room ceiling started leaking. The pl...

Structural Repairs

We slowly lifted the floor joists back into position on the older East side home that we are working on. The floor joists had cracked and sagged over the years which resulted in quite a slope to the upstairs room. We went slowly with the lift so that we didn't damage the walls and floors. Now we are busy installing proper structural...

Eastside Porch

If you've been to lunch or dinner at the Ole Store you've probably seen our crew at work on our porch project across the street. We finished the foundation work and capped it with a concrete floor to create a water tight, solid floor structure. We are now working on framing the roof system. We are hand cutting the rafters which we ty...

Structural Repairs

Our structural work on an older home in N orthfield is wrapping up. Just before New Years we completed the installation of the beams, insulation and drywall on the ceiling. The drywall was finished an painted last week and we are now busy installing the milled wood trims on the beams. We made the trims in our shop and gave them a coa...

Water control work

We are just about finished with our basement water control project. The perimeter of the basement concrete floor was sawn and removed and we installed rigid plastic drainage pipes. With the pipe covered with rock things are draining very well. This particular house has a significant amount of flowing water under the floor. We are ca...