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CTK Ferndale Church Remodel at Pioneer Center, Ferndale WA

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CTK Ferndale Church Remodel at Pioneer Center, Ferndale WA

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CTK Ferndale Church asked for help finding a new facility. After we found 3 unused spaces at The Pioneer Center business park in Ferndale, WA.

We sourced recycled items, scouring Craigslist, local salvage yards from Bellingham to Seattle. People donated and volunteers put in over 3000 hours.

Project manager, budget, material source, architectural elements, interior designer, exterior revamp designer, supervisor, laborer, scheduler are some of the tasks I held for this project.

 

 

 

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Cosmetic Kitchen Remodel Budget Upgrade Semiahmoo Bellingham WA

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Cosmetic Kitchen Remodel Budget Upgrade Semiahmoo Bellingham WA

 

 

My customer had a certain budget to work with. So, instead of installing new cabinetry, we reused the old, tore an old obtrusive cabinet down, added trim details and repainted…..

 

 

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Restoring 1967 Snipe Sailboat Bellingham WA

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Restoring 1967 Snipe Sailboat Bellingham WA

 

 

My dad gave me this old wood racing sailboat. It’s called a SNIPE. So, I thought I would get the kids involved and restore it.

 

 

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“Deck Looks Brand New!”

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“Deck Looks Brand New!”

Yes it does! That is what I will do for you, bring clarity and expertise to restore your home!To make things look new again.

As my dad the engineer always said, “Doing it right the first time saves you money!”

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Sanding Begins on Deck

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Sanding Begins on Deck

“wow! that was underneath all that paint and scum?” said the customer.

When sanding, make sure the wood is dry. It is easier to sand!

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Deck Refinishing Candidate

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Deck Refinishing Candidate

Boy! What do you do with this deck. Other deck companies said it needed replacing. Upon inspection, some boards were rotten and they were replaced. The rest of the deck was sanded and refinished with a high quality outdoor deck finish.

Check tag topic, “deck”  to see the finished job!

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Reduce, Reuse and Recycled Products

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Reduce, Reuse and Recycled Products

I admit, I’m a construction recycler! I donate material when I don’t need it, and prefer to shop first at the recycle houses prior to new material purchases.

I am amazed at the treasures I can find and with a little ingenuity and thought, the recycled materials can had value at a fraction of the cost of new. Also, the patina and period look can only be achieved by using recycled materials.

In this picture, This cabinet was $95. There is material costs of at least this amount let alone adding the construction cost as well as the priming the pre-painted surface has provided!

Too bad no projects are calling this cabinets name or it would have been loaded in the truck!

 

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Gramma’s House-Proper Flashing is Needed!

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Gramma’s House-Proper Flashing is Needed!

One Section of rot is repaired, however, following the outside wall uncovered more rot and a mother load of termites.

Proper building practices are important!! This wall section had a recent glass block wall installation and a 12′ sunroom addition. The installations did not subscribe to proper water repelling techniques. At the glass block corner, no flashing was used nor any other water proofing methods. At the sun room where the roof met  the home, no attention was made to insure proper roof run off. As a result, the water ran down the inside of the wall.

Needed: New pressure treated plates, joist extensions, rim joists, new sublfoor, add new bottom wall plates, new studs, sheathing, and a triple pin latch, single glass door, purchased from a local recycle store.

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Rot at Gramma’s House!

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Rot at Gramma’s House!

Sidestep original plan for a minute, have to pull this wall apart and get rid of the garden growing inside of it!

 

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One Day Waterfront Deck Complete

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One Day Waterfront Deck Complete

All sanding and rebuilding is finished. Railing solid. Rot dealt with. Now apply sealer and customer to apply subsequent coats of finish.

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Waterfront Deck Refinish in One Day!

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Waterfront Deck Refinish in One Day!

Once the railings have been removed, they are out of the way and deck sanding can begin.

A series of sanding grits is used. Leave the final sanding till after the railing is put back together and secured.

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Waterfront Deck Resurfacing Begins

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Waterfront Deck Resurfacing Begins

After dismantling the parts and pieces of the railing, the tedious resurfacing and resanding of all the labelled pieces can be begin.

Power plane each side, block plane the corners and sand with orbital with 150 grit

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Waterfront Deck Is Resurfaced

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Waterfront Deck Is Resurfaced

I was called to bid on the refinishing of the wood flooring. A beautiful, clean grade of oak. The house was to be put up for sale. During our conversation, I mentioned I could refinish the deck as well. Turns out they were ready for the deck work. 

Goal: Perform the work during a warm weather stretch, sand the deck surface, dismantle all railings and glass, power plane and sand to uncover new wood, readjust to compensate for any rot, add sealer and put back together

In this picture, deck before. See following posts under Home Resto or waterfront deck tag for more series pictures.

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Gramma’s Beach House, A Cosmetic Fixup

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Gramma’s Beach House, A Cosmetic Fixup

What starts as a wood floor refinish project, grows to new wood ceilings, some french doors, interior repaint, trim work, shoji door build and so on. Over the years throwing in some restoration work keeps it fresh and new as well as utilizing a design/architecture desire that I’ve held for years!

While in Japan years ago, I learned trim and door work from a master restoration carpenter from Madison, Wisconsin.

Watch following posts to see progress!

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