Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Here's an original artwork of mine- a tryptich if you will. I sure would love to run a large project again someday, untill then i will do small jobs and work on my art.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

I luv tennis

I luv tennis, it's a great sport, and good exercise. Check out this world-class deck under construction in Palos Verdes Estates. I am involved in evwery aspect of it's construction. Sorry i can't blog more often, but then i would probably miss some tennis if I did.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

double post

Sorry about the double post, here's something new - I have been busy!! I assure you. My computer has out-smarted me I give up!

Friday, June 22, 2012

summer blog

Hey it's time to blog again! I haven't blogged in so long. I have been working super hard, playing three to four matches of tennis per week, surfing when the waves are good (rarely) and watching jeapordy with an ice cold beer in my hand (I.P.A.) I have done and am doing some really cool jobs. here's one of them. There are many more phot's and blogs to come.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

transformation of stairs

here is what the finished treads look like. They were sanded with a final 150 grit, then stained, and finally coated 4 times with high-traffic polyurethane- whalla!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

great art

The incomparable artist "Zelfad" has created a new work called " Transcendence"

I don't normally post non-construction stuff but I just love this artist.

Monday, March 19, 2012


working on a lovely stairway, changing it from drab carpet, to beautiful sustainable white oak treads and custom tile risers.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Construction Jihad!

I am a Jihadist! I will gladly sacrifice anything to do a job right. check out this new gate i recently built, it is sweet. Even though the customer didn't want to spend a bundle, I have no problem with putting an extra hour to make it nicer, at no additional cost.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Custom gates

I finished these one-of-a-kind gates, and between then and now I've even done more gates!these gates are awesome! YA Hoo!

Monday, January 9, 2012

bandsaw techniques

Cutting curves on bandsaws require steady hands and a smooth flow, and then you get a nice curve. Gate number 1 parts have been cut.

Friday, January 6, 2012


What is beam deflection? It's when a pressure is placed usually on the top of a beam somewhere near the middle span. This pressure over time becomes unbearable, and because wood is somewhat elastic it bends in response to the forces placed upon it. After a while if the pressure is so relentless, the beam may just snap, as the bottom do to the curvature of bending, is stressed the most. Look at this beam and you can clearly see what I mean.

Monday, January 2, 2012

happy new year

I know today is a holiday but being self- employed, I went ahead and did some work anyways. Here is a photo of the pre-primed gate jambs that I will be installing tomorrow. They are 3" by 3" by 48" long and are Western Red Cedar. I hope the masonry columns I'm installing them on are fully grouted.