Miscellaneous interior projects


Jim and Jean asked me to make this closet accessible from the laundry room side. I removed the closet door, drywalled the opening, painted and took out some of the stair length. Above, I built a shelf to match the existing lower shelf over the washer and dryer.

I cut out an opening in the wall, and now the closet is part of the laundry room. I added these shelves and tiled river rock in the space where the wall had been. Also, I changed the orientation of the door to the garage from left hinge to right hinge. Previously, the door had less than an inch to clear the washing machine (not shown).


It was time to finish the laundry/mudroom, so I removed the laminate flooring and replaced it with tile. The grout is dark to prevent staining from dog traffic. Above, the laminate is gone and the floor is being prepared with a roll of membrane.

The mudroom finally has storage for humans and dogs.

The panel on the bottom row is held in by magnets. It covers the dog door and helps protect against cold or windy weather.

Sturdy wood shelves have replaced the wire shelves in the closet.


I replaced the irregular stairs (above) in a cabin with these strong stairs. That's rough-cut 2x12 Southern yellow pine.

Kyle had me build this turtle box for his sons. It is 4-feet by 3-feet and has a cave and two ramps for the loft area. This photo is taken prior to the placement of terrarium material.

Before, a door with a pass-through opening. Later that day, just a big opening.

I installed a glass backsplash – one tiny piece at a time!


Sherill's laundry room lacked storage.


I installed cabinets and a countertop.


I built two rolling storage closets for Pat. They are six feet high, six feet wide and two feet deep.


A new backplash for Wyatt and Terri.