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Friday, June 11, 2021

New concrete landing steps with Redwood and Hog Wire hand railings

New redwood and cement stairs w/ hog wire railings 

Demo of 80+ year old blue schist rock stairs
My blank canvase

Framing for monolithic pour of new landing and steps

Floated and finished 59 bags of 60lb concrete

Forms removed and redwood stairs started

Acid washed to give concrete an exposed aggregate finish

Completed the stairs with redwood and hog wire hand railings

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Backyard ADU Construction

10ft x 12ft detached backyard office/studio constructed in Richmond by myself. Reclaimed windows sourced from Urban Ore in Berkeley. Door is also reclaimed. Took a month for 1 man (me) to complete. 

Monday, October 14, 2019

Lavish Loft Ladder and copper hand rails for ADU in Albany, Ca

Copper hand rails. Made from real Jatoba. Treads are morticed into side frame. Backyard ADU in Albany needed access for a loft. This ladder is securely mounted to the wall and the floor. 

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Adding a Privacy Panel or Fence Extension for propogating persimmon vine clones to grow over. Without digging post holes or mixing any concrete!

test fitting all the joints one last time before onsite assembly glue-up
4" redwood strips 1/4" thick weaved into frame
Steam bending the weaved boards was necessary to prevent breaking

Privacy panel was supported by (3) 2 1/2" galvanized steel pipes pile driven >30" below grade. there was no way to dig any post holes or pour cement without destroying the existing vegetation  
6 months later
1 year after installation. Almost seams silly to have weaved anything now.  

Thursday, April 4, 2019

New MorningStar XD prefinished bamboo flooring installed throughout the whole house. Solid bamboo not laminated 1100sqft [before and after]

Living room (after) by Stand Out Construction, Richmond CA
Living room (before)

Living/Dining room (before)
Master bedroom (before)

Master bedroom (before)
Second bedroom (before)
Third bedroom (cold hard tile)

New Solid Bamboo floor. No nails. Floating install snap together pre-finished

Living room entry
still finishing floors in the rest of the house
so were using the empty boxes to protect the new floors 

protection removed Living/Dining room. No dust.

Living room w/ new baseboards installed

view from living room looking down hallway to 3 bedrooms

The flooring turns into each doorway with no gaps or edges of flooring showing anywhere
bc all the door jambs are undercut so they sit on top of the flooring.  A lot of times you'll see a nice floor but the doorways look like someone traced the floor around the door jambs bc you can see a gap where the jamb and floor just butt together. Very unsightly and this is also an area that down the road will suffer damage when the floor expands in the winter buckling bc there is no gap around the edge for seasonal wood movement.

Hall closet
this is where you look if you want to know how good your floor guys are...
 no gaps or traced door jambs

Third bedroom off hallway
Room transitions are required on floating floors for seasonal movement.
These transition pieces were made from leftover flooring too match perfectly

Third bedroom

Master bedroom (done)

Master bedroom (opposite view)

Looking out the M. bedroom at the Hallway that turns and becomes the laundry area and leads the the second bedroom

Second bedroom

inside second bedroom