Archive for the ‘Construction’ Category

Office walls- sound resistant

April 5, 2014 Leave a comment

This project is for a family counselor and privacy is required between the partitioned rooms we are building; a waiting room and counseling room.

Dan (1aEmpty space to be partitioned. Waiting area will be on the left.

Dan (1cFloor is covered with plastic and walls are screwed into concrete floor.

Dan (1bStaggered studs are used. This design is so that sound does not travel through the studs to the other side of the wall.

Dan (1dClose up of staggered studs.

Dan (1eOnly half of the studs will be used for this side of the wall.

The moldings were custom made in my shop to match the existing moldings in the building.

The finished family counseling space.

Dan (1l

Dan (19)From the waiting area looking in.


October 8, 2010 Leave a comment

This classic Sugarhouse bungalow desperately needed some help! Sugarhouse is an area in Salt Lake City where the average age of homes is 1900 to 1940 and average size about 900 sq. ft. They typically have a dysfunctional design element with one small bath, one or two small bedrooms and often going through a bedroom to get to the rear of the house. In this project we opened the wall between kitchen and living room, enlarged the main bath eliminating a small hallway, vaulted the ceilings in kitchen and master bedroom adding skylights. We added a small bath where there once was an odd walk in closet. Leveled the kitchen floor, new cabinets and floor tile. The project also included a complete new roof and redesigned front porch creating better access to the driveway. If you are struggling with what to do with your dysfunctional bungalow let us step in and design your project.


living room towards kitchen




Wyoming rebuild

October 8, 2010 Leave a comment

This project was in Kemmerer Wyoming, fall 2007. The front deck was falling down and had a poor design. We redesigned and completely rebuilt. The asbestos siding was in bad condition. We removed the siding, covered the house in building wrap, applied new siding and painted. Also replaced all windows and interior trim front and rear doors. We removed garbage from the yard and created better drainage to keep water flowing away from the house. New garage doors also.

#1 before remodel



















This project took about 2 1/2 months and it sold as we were doing the finish moldings.

Commerical interiors

October 6, 2010 Leave a comment

I love doing commercial interiors. I usually assist with design as well as the construction.

Reception counter

The curved oak baseboard is created by using many small pieces glued and nailed and then sanding. The laminated front is bent over an MDF frame. The curved frame is made by many small pieces glued and nailed together then sanded. Auto body filler is used to create the smoothly curved sub-surface. The top is solid surface by Staron.

Maple based counter

This is a simple work station of laminate over MDF. We always make sure that the legs have strong structural supports unseen under the counter top.

Framing homes

October 6, 2010 Leave a comment

Framing examples from the Park City, Utah area

craning a beam

beams set

roof rafters on beams