I recently had the opportunity to re-build an aromatic cedar closet. My client's roof had developed a leak in the closet that went unnoticed for quite a while.
Here's a few pics of the closet lined with the new cedar.
This wood is just beautiful and a pleasure to work with. Aromatic cedar comes from the Eastern Red Cedar, otherwise known as Juniper. It gives off an aroma that repels moths, mites mosquitoes and more, so it's coveted for closets and trunks.
If you'd like a cedar-lined closet in your home, give me a call today to get started!
Check out these custom built-in bookshelves which I recently installed. I'll start with a few "Before" shots of the room:
My newest client Tori recently moved to Asheville from Los Angeles, and was still in the process of settling in when I met her. Many of my clients are new home buyers that just need a few updates to make their new house fit their needs a little better. As a writer and book enthusiast, Tori wanted built in bookshelves on either side of her hearth, painted to match the trim, with tops that would match the rustic mantel.
I came over and measured for the space where the shelves would go and went back to my shop to paint, cut out and assemble the shelf units. The advantage of doing the pre-assembly offsite is that I can contain the messy work in my shop, and Tori doesn't have to deal with sawdust.
Tori wanted rough sawn pine to match her fireplace mantle, so I went to Ramsey's Lumber (also known as Big Pine Log Homes) in Marshall and found a perfect match.
Back at Tori's house, we moved everything out of the way and set the shelf units in place. Once they were attached to the wall, I installed the pre-painted face framing.
Here they are with the face-frames and the tops. I also painted the wall behind the shelves, which gives them a more substantial look:
Then the most important part: styling! Tori was a delight to work with. She was so happy about the shelves that she immediately set them up for a photoshoot.
The new shelves certainly did add a substantial feeling to the room, and of course, there's lots of space for Tori's books. Here's a few more before-and-afters.
Thanks, Tori! This was a really fun project.
Could you use a set of custom built-in bookshelves like this? If so, give me a call. I'll be glad to help you choose the right design for your home or office.
Have you ever looked at the tangle of cords around your computer and wished you could hide them away somehow? In this project I took things one step further and hid not only the cords, but also the computer server, the router, the modem, and all of the other little black boxes that make an office run.
One of my clients had just leased an office space and wanted to make it a more attractive environment. The biggest eyesore was a pile of computer equipment in the corner. I built a new closet for him that looks like it's always been there. Here's a quick slideshow: