Organized pantry

Pantry. A challenge in any household. Containers from the container store help make it possible. I think they’d say it is well organized; for the moment. What do you think?

Perpetual blossoms blooming

Green thumb? If you can’t grow flowers in your garden, the next best thing may be a steel garden gate of vines and perpetual blossoms that lasts from season to season. Kim and Gregg, who a are a-couple-of-photographers (kolanowskistudio.com), kept these blossoms blooming for more than a decade. And guess what…you can too! To place… Read More

“Ohhhh!, you want to go…over the arch?”

In the early 2000’s, when I was nearing the end of grad school, Linda (who was a classmate of mine) asked if I would be interested in a commission to craft a wine rack for her new home. Of the 20-30 individuals in the weekend MBA program at the time, I was the only self… Read More

Dishwasher Cabinet–May, 2018

Josh and Amy originally asked me to help with a kitchen remodel, including removing an island with a dishwasher installed, patching the floor, and then relocating the dishwasher in the adjacent cabinets under a new counter top. When that bigger renovation came to a halt due to plumbing issues, they demoed the island themselves but… Read More

Heights Lattice–May, 2018

  When Amy and Josh asked me to be involved in a remodel of the counter and kitchen cabinets in their historic Heights area home, I said cool, I’m on-board. When they emailed to say the project was a no-go because of plumbing issues, well, I was disappointed. Then they asked if i wanted to… Read More

Heights Stairs and Deck-July, 2018

6+ years ago, my client asked me to put some bracing on the existing stairs to his garage apart in the Heights area of Houston. He asked me to do what I thought was necessary [what I thought was necessary, then, was tearing down the stairs and building a new one…but that would have to… Read More