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This Stalwood Web Page lets the Owners' follow the progress of their new addition/renovation as Stalwood Construction is building it.  Most of our customers are from Atlanta or Out-of-State. Seeing their project unfold on this website gives Owners' piece of mind and avoids several trips to see "what is going on".

 Our Company is very diverse and has expertise in many phases of custom construction as you can see from the projects below.

                                                                Owner Site - Window Wrapping

This project is for a new customer.  Project:  Wrap window sills in metal.  These windows were originally installed onto flat sill stops which is a recipe for leaking.  The stationary windows need to be installed on a tapered sill to shed water.  Normally, the only way to prevent water from getting into the house at the windows is to remove them and start from scratch - which is very costly.  Installing tapered wood strips, caulking, and wrapping the sills in metal and re-caulking is a less expensive approach.  The process is shown below.

Before picture.  You can see the window stops are flat.     Old caulk has been removed, alcohol applied to ensure a good seal.   Tapered wood strips installed and pressed into new caulk.

     

Metal is cut to precise measurements.....................................................................................................                       New metal tapered sill installed and nailed

   

Another bead of clear caulk applied.                                      Triangle window before                                                              Triangle window after wrapping

       

Triangle window with matching caulked and finished                                                        Finished sill with matching caulk...............................................

   

Upper window overall tapered sill finish                                                                                Lower window overall tapered sill finish

       

                                               Owner Site - Remodel Bathroom

This project is for a new customer.  Project:  Remodel existing 8 ft. by 11 ft. bathroom in this beautiful stone home.  The demolition process is underway.  Old vanity, commode, and shower have been removed.  New electric and re-routed plumbing have been accomplished.  The removal of an existing closet at an adjacent bedroom has been incorporated into the new bathroom to make room for the Owner's antique clawfoot tub.  The clawfoot tub will be placed beneath a new window.

Location of new vanity and stool on left              New tile shower on right                               Overall of new vanity and commode area...................................

     

Below, a new window will be installed. Stone for the shower was purchased from a local stone quarry and brought to the project site.  Below chosen stone pallets are loaded onto our trailer and fastened down with heavy duty strapping.......ready for the long climb out of the rock quarry. 

     

Cement board, rubber sealer, and wire mesh have been applied to walls...............................     Stone  has started                             Rubber membrane installed and tested to hold water

        

Accent tile started                                       Shelving installed                                                   Stacked stone begun at clawfoot tub walls........................................

        

Stacked stone at clawfoot tub area.              Stone and tile have been installed at shower walls and floor and waiting to be grouted/mortered.      Mortar in place at stone walls

      

The lentil stone to form the window sill is being installed.  The claw foot tub will be installed in this area.

        

Stacked stone is finished.........................................................................................................................                                                    The T&G is being installed at the walls

        

Close-up of Stacked stone/T&G finishes.                    Claw foot tub and tub fixtures installed.                    Glass shower door installed.

     

Bath vanity by Stalwood Construction installed.       Linen closet by Stalwood Construction installed.

     Project finish.

                                                    Owner Site - Install Metal Roof at House and Carport

This project is for a return customer.  Project:  Install metal roof over the homes existing shingles.  This home has many dormers and shed roof lines.  Roofing this project will take time and skill to flash all valleys and chimney properly.  This project also includes removing old tin from the carport and replacing the roof with new tin.  The house and carport will have the same color metal roofing.

Below, the front of the house has new metal................................................................................                                                                          The chimney is properly flashed..................

     

..............................................                                     Dormers are properly flashed......................................................................................................

        More progress pictures to come.

                                                    Owner Site - New Garage

This project is for a new customer.  Project:  Build a  25 foot by 30 foot two bay garage with two garage doors and openers.  The garage interior will be finished with insulation and drywall/T&G.  The finished garage will have electric and plumbing.  The exterior finished will have wood siding and paint.  There will be a 5 ft. covered approach to the garage.

Demolition of existing garage ................. ...............................................................................................................                                    Finished Garage pictures..............................      

......................Following is the building process.  The garage pad has been prepared w/rebar, gravel, & drainage.  A power trowel is being used to ensure a smooth finish for the garage floor.    

                                          

All walls are framed with window & door openings, plywood, & house wrap before they are raised by the Lull.  This is cost effective and fast!                  Trusses being set...............

     

..............................................................................................................................................................                                  Below shows 5 foot overhang at garage

   

   Plywood being installed.                                                            Roof sheeted and painted fascia installed                      Felt paper installed and shingles have been placed on roof

      

      Shingles completed.                                Siding started...........................................                                              Siding, power & meter box, window completed  

      

Drywall hung and taped..........................................................................................                                   Garage doors hung and operating

      

Wood ceiling completed                                                        Lighting installed                                                Interior finishes

     

Exterior Finishes....................................................................................................................................................

     

Project Completed..................................................................................

  

                                                        Owner Site - Enclose an Existing Sun Porch

This project is for a return customer.  Project:  Enclose an existing porch to make it a porch for All-Seasons.  The porch's exterior is to match the existing house.  The interior of the porch is to match this beautiful log sided home's interior.  Below the framing is finished, the windows have been installed and the exterior sheeting is ready to receive the log siding.

     

            Below, the log siding has been stained, the front door hung and stained, and trim installed all to match existing as close as possible.

   

A cat door has been installed for the Owners' cat.       On the interior windows have been cased to provide a window sill for plants and decorative items.

  

A full-lite door has been installed to provide maximum light.

 Project finish.

                                            Owner Site - Install a new Tin Roof & Replace Skylights

Project is for a new customer.  Project:  Install a new tin roof, fascia boards, replace two existing skylights at the front of the cabin, and remove two skylights at the back of the cabin.  This rustic cabin has a 360 degree view of the surrounding mountains.  The new tin roof will extend the life of this cabin for many years to come.

The stripping is ready to receive the tin.                               The 2 skylights at the back of the cabin have been removed.                    Tin installation has begun.

     

  Below the tin roof installation is still in progress.                Both skylights at the front of the cabin have been installed..............................Flashing around the skylights has been installed

     

The tin roof and skylights have been finished per Contract.

The pictures below are for the Owner's review.                          An email was sent to the Owner concerning the improper flashing work they did at the chimney. 

     

The chimney flashing has now been installed properly by Stalwood Construction and will not leak.  Project finish.

                                                        Owner Site - Install new Bathroom in Basement

Project is for a new customer.  Project:  Install a bathroom 7 foot 6 inches by 7 foot 6 inches at basement level.  This new bathroom will service an existing bedroom at the same level.  New stud walls, shower, sink, stool, and accessories will be installed.  In keeping with homes elegant rustic style, the Owner will add their artistic touch by installing rough-cut lumber at the walls and antique furnishings to complete their new space.

The existing concrete floor has been cut to accommodate the new plumbing.  Soil pipe and drains have been installed and tested...................................................

The two-piece shower is in place.  Concrete has been installed at the floor.  The rustic boards have been installed at the walls.  The Owners are in the process of installing the finishes.

  More pictures to come.

                                                        Owner Site - Install two Decks and a French Door in a Brick Home

Project is the a new customer.  Project:  Install a one 32 foot by 10 foot deck at side/rear of home.  This deck will accommodate an Owner bought shed.  The second deck is to be 37 foot x 12 foot at rear of home.  A French door will be installed where a double window once was to allow rear access to the new deck.

Rear of home Before.....................                                                                      1st deck installed at side of home to accommodate a new shed. 

   

Shows double windows where new French door will be installed               Brick has been cut to accommodate new French Door               2nd deck installed at rear of home

 

Handrail and French door finished.  This door came with out a threshold - Stalwood fabricated one that fits perfectly.                  Stairs at deck

   

Interior trim at French door to match existing.

  Project finish.

                                                          Owner Site - Construct a Roof over French Doors to Deck

Project is for return customers.  Project:  Install a roof over sunroom French doors at the second story deck.  A gutter and downspout was also installed.  A funnel guard was needed because two downspouts needed to be routed into one downspout. Their French doors are now protected from the sun and rain as well as the deck access.                 Project finish.

      Project finish

                                    Owner Site - Renovate an Existing 14 foot by 8 foot Space off Master Bedroom

Project is for a return customer.  The Owner wants to renovate an existing screened-in porch off the master bedroom.  This renovation will turn this space into a sitting room.  The new space calls for T&G at walls and ceiling, new vinyl windows, new exterior metal door, 1/2 inch plywood subflooring to match existing bedroom floor height, and insulate ceiling, walls, and floor.  A new cased opening from master bedroom to new sitting room will make the two rooms flow together nicely.  At master bedroom, two walls will be T&G.  This will ascetically tie the two rooms together.  All new carpet will be installed in the master bedroom and the new sitting room.

 Before interior, vinyl siding with screening                                                            Before exterior                                                              After exterior

           

 

Underside of floor is insulated and OSB added to keep insulation in place.  Exterior with new windows installed
     

New windows, T&G, half light steel door installed.  The interior is finished except for the carpet.  For this project, the Owner was responsible for the carpet.  They will have more rooms carpeted than just the new sunroom.                                 

    Project finish.

                                            Owner Site - Build a 24 x 24 foot by 9 foot high Pole Carport

Project is for Stalwood Construction.  A pole carport is needed to house the Company's large trucks and equipment.  The pole carport will have six 6x6 posts for support and a tin roof.  A partial enclosure will be installed at the upper level for added storage.  The gable ends will be enclosed with cedar shakes at front to match the home and board-and-batten at the rear gable.

The 6x6's have been set and the trusses are being installed with the aid of Stalwood's Lull Lift.                           All the trusses have been set and stabilized.................................

     

..........................................................................         Tin is being installed...................................................................

   

                                                                                                                                                                     Back gable has been sided, stained, and the window installed

   

Board & batten siding completes the back of the pole carport.  The front gable of the pole carport will have cedar shakes installed to match the home.  Stalwood's Owner projects are our main priority, so this project will be placed on hold until we have some free time to finish the pole carport.

 

                                                                    Owner Site - Finish Basement

Project is for return customer.  Stalwood built this cabin in 1998.  The Owner has contracted us to finish the basement.  The basement will consist of a living/game area, bedroom, and a bathroom. 

   

                 Stud walls are defining the space                          Stripping is being installed to receive sheetrock

   

Furnace area will have louver doors                Electric at bedroom                                                                  Drywall at main room and bedroom closet

   

Drywall at bedroom                                       Drywall at stairs......................................................                                                                               Paint at hallway

Paint at main room                                                               Paint at stairway...............................................

     Insulation at ceiling main room and bedroom....................................                                   T&G ceiling installed in the main room............................................

   

Drop ceiling installed in the hallway and bedroom...............................................                   6-panel doors and trim installed                   Stair case installed...........

Cork flooring installed at main room....................................................... Stair risers, treads, and nosing have been re-clad with white pine to give an updated rustic look.  Project Finish

   

                                                        Owner Site - Install a Tile and Stone Backsplash at Kitchen

Project is for a return customer.  The Owner of this beautiful mountain home wants tile and stone applied as a blacksplash in the kitchen.  This will add character as well as function. 

First, an electric switch had to be moved         The tile has been installed                                      Tile has been finished                                     Stone has been applied at kitchen sink

     

Below is the overall project finish                                                 Remodel Cabinet above Refrigerator to accommodate new, larger Refrigerator.

                                                                                                        Below is the cabinet before the new refrigerator was installed.          New refrigerator fits nicely into the new space.

                                        

                                                                        Owner Site - Remodel One Bathroom and Custom Build Two Vanities

Project is for a new customer.  The Owner of this beautiful lake home log cabin wants a renovation at the main level bathroom which includes a custom tile shower, tile floor, custom built vanity.   The main bathroom will also get a new stool, fixtures, and accessories.  Stalwood will also build and install a custom vanity at the upper level bathroom.

Before.....................................................................................After, Main Bathroom Tile Shower, Main Bathroom Custom Vanity.....................................    Upstairs Bathroom Custom Vanity

         

After the demolition, the plumbing has been moved and shower valve installed.

  

The Proslope subfloor has been installed to ensure a proper slope to the center of the shower.     The rubber membrane has been installed and holds water.  2 inches of concrete has been installed.

    

Tile at shower floor has been installed.                   Shower wall tile is being installed...........Soap dish will be relocated to left wall at Owner request.      Tile at walls completed

   

Wall tile at shower floor                                       Grout at shower floor completed                              Cement board at bathroom floor                      Tile at bathroom floor

     

Grout at shower walls                                        Grout at floor and shower curb                                 Metal transition strip at doorway                         Overall view

   

Shower door frame installed                               Glass shower doors installed                     Main bathroom w/custom cabinet         Upstairs bathroom w/custom cabinet            Project Finish

     

                                                            Owner Site - Build Two Attached Carports

Project for new customer.  Build one custom 16 ft. by 24 ft. attached carport at back of house and one custom 20 ft. by 30 ft. attached carport at garage area.  The carport at the back of the house will have a cut-out in the roof which will enable more light to enter the kitchen window.  The carport at the garage area will have a gabled roof which will add more height at the center for taller vehicles.  Both carports will add character as well as function for these home owners.

Before: Carport at back of house                                  Support posts and footers are in                    Cut-out for more light at kitchen window................................................. 

     

Corner built into existing house for a finished look                 Before start Carport No. 2                      Support posts have been installed in concrete.............................................

     

Trusses have been set...............................................................                                                   Siding has been removed to accommodate trusses and flashing...................

     

Step flashing and shingles have been installed...................                                                               Log siding installed at gable                               Finish pictures - Side view

   

View from drive                                                                                                             Both carports - Thanks Owners' you were excellent to work for!

 

                                               Owner Site - Install Gutters, Gutter guard, and Downspouts

Project is for a new customer.  Installing new larger gutters, gutter guard, and downspouts to this home will aid this homeowner in ease of maintenance this fall when the leaves begin to fall.

          Thank You Owner, we enjoyed working for you!

                                                    Owner Site - Building and Installing Custom Kitchen Cabinets & Wood Countertop

Project is for a return customer.  These Owners chose us to build their knotty pine custom kitchen cabinets over "box store" cabinets.  Their kitchen space is small and they wanted as many cabinets as they could fit in.  The box store cabinets left too many dead spaces because of their structured cabinet sizes which resulted in less cabinets.  They also wanted a lazy susan - here again, the box store cabinet sizes would not fit their space.  One coat of poly has been applied to all cabinets and two more will be applied before the hardware is installed.  Four more cabinets are being built and will be installed as soon as we can build them.  One cabinet will be a pantry from floor to ceiling at the refrigerator area.  Below are the uppers and lowers at the range area.

     

                                                                                 The uppers and lowers at the sink area.  The lazy-susan will go in the corner and has to be build on site for exact measuring.

     

The plug-in needs to be moved higher for ease of accessibility.......................                              The built-in-place lazy susan has been installed.............................

     

Cabinets at frig area.  Shows floor to ceiling pantry cabinet................................                              Hole cut in countertop for sink                  Sink installed

     

Wood countertops at stove area

More progress pictures soon.

                                                                                    Owner Site - Restoring a Cabin After a Fire

Project is for a return customer.  Stalwood Construction built this cabin 18 years prior.  The cabin had a fire and destroyed part of the living room.  Stalwood Construction is restoring it to its original grandeur.  A lot of demo work needs to be done.  All existing wood materials still in good condition has been cleaned/sprayed with a mold/odor retardant cleaner.

Before:    

                                                                      New studs have been installed at burn area..................................................                               New porch roof system started

      

New tin roofing being installed                                     New lumber and gas fireplace framing                        New exterior framing and lumber............................................

     

       

Insulation at cathedral.  They are not shown, but air chutes have been installed for venting.                 New gas fireplace insert with logs.                 New wood at porch ceiling

       

Stone hearth has been started.  Block has been placed at hearth for safety and stability for the hearth stones.                                                             The mantel is being prepared.

       

Mantel and corbels have been cut, sanded, and a coat of poly..................................................................................................            The lentil stones have been set and the stone work resumes

     

Fireplace stone and mantel is now completed.                                            Paint at loft and bathroom.................................................................

   

The floors were warped from the fire.  We didn't take them up and patience won out - we sanded them and they are more beautiful then in the beginning.....................

 

...................................................                                                The stairs to loft are being refinished to receive a runner carpet.  New replacement fan in the living room.

More progress pictures soon - waiting on the carpet for the stairs and loft.

                                                                                    Owner Site - Build a Custom Bar

This project is for a return customer.  Build and install a rustic wood custom bar per plans and specifications.

All lumber started out looking like this - straight from the sawmill                             One of the two base cabinets are underway     A mesh screen has been installed at base cabinet doors for appliance ventilation

       

The bar has been delivered to the site and put in place                          The stone work has been started                           Shows finished stone work front view - the bar top is 2 1/2 inches thick

       

Stone work from side view                                                 Canned lights installed and glass shelving.  The bottom doors house a refrigerator and wine cooler.  Project finished.

     

                                                                                    Owner Site - Cross-tie Retaining Wall

This project is for a new customer.  Project:  Build cross-tie wall consisting of 16" x 8" footers filled with gravel, 2 tiers, approximately 6 foot high with dead-men every 8 foot, backfill with top soil.  Install 3 ft. wide stairs from carport to drive below.  The tiers will allow the owner to add plantings in the tiered areas.

The excavating is done and the cross-tie wall is underway.                       Dead-men are being installed                                                The stairs to below have been started

     

Close-up of stairs being installed                                                                           Finished project - looks great and will last for many years to come

     

  The Owner took this picture and emailed it to us a few month after the project was completed - Beautiful!

Thanks Owners, you were great to work for.  Also thanks for all your hard work with your "hands-on" approach to this project.

                                                                                       Owner Site - Cross-Tie Retaining Wall

 This project is for a new customer.  Project:  Install approximately 65 foot long cross-tie retaining wall, approximately 6 to 7 feet high, cutting back 3 to 4 ft. to give a larger parking area and to prepare bank to receive the retaining wall.  Dig one 16 inch wide by 8 inch deep gravel footer to set first cross-tie base course on.  This will also ensure good water drainage and to prevent deterioration of retaining wall.  Each course will be set back 1/2 inch to an inch to give the wall a slight taper towards existing bank.  Six to eight ft. long dead-man will be installed where necessary and the dead-man will be anchored with a 12 inch by 3/8 galvanized tie spike.  In addition, 1/2 inch rebar will be installed at back of dead-man and drove 2 foot down into the bank.  Backfill cross-ties as needed.  Install gravel on newly made parking area and driveway.

Before pictures of new cross-tie area..........................................................................................................................                    Bank has been excavated, gravel footer installed, 2 dead-man installed

     

Cross-tie wall is underway                                  Many deadmen were installed in this project                         Tie wall is finished, gravel installed at new parking area and on existing driveway.

     

                                                                                              Owner Site - Replace Front Door

This project is for a return customer.  Remove and replace the front door and side lites to give this charming southern brick home a new look.  The new front door will have insulated glass and be pained with a high luster paint.

The front door and side lites have been removed...............................................................All the old wood and caulking have been removed ready to receive the  new door

      More progress pictures soon.

                                                                            Owner Site - Build Barn

Project is for return customer.  Build a 24 foot by 24 foot barn with 8 foot side walls, loft, an 8 foot by 16 foot covered porch, and two 8 foot by 24 foot lean-to on each side,  This structure will eventually house chickens, goats, a greenhouse on one side and  the other side will be for storage of farm machinery.  The loft will have a sliding rail door opening for easy lifting of hay and feed.  The structure will add country charm to this beautiful site.

  Finished project.  How Stalwood got from start to finish is as follows.

Ground has been broke and grading has begun.          Landscaping for water runoff is completed.      Forms are installed, as well as water and electric lines.  Gravel is being installed and leveled ready to receive the concrete.

     

Concrete has been poured and slanted toward the door for ease of cleaning.       Walls are raised complete with sheeting, window and door openings, and wrap. This saves time and labor costs.

    

The ridge beam is being installed over loft area                             Field framed rafters have been installed.                              Roof sheeting and felt paper have been installed

      

Lean-to on the left has been started                                                     The front porch deck has been started                                        The front porch framing is under construction

     

Window under prow has been installed                                                       The barn is starting to take shape                                                    Porch rafters have been set.......................................

     

                 Greenhouse lean-to is underway                                            Roof windows are being decided yet.................

   

                     Loft door has been installed                                             Interior faucet is installed and working                                The 7 foot sliding doors will accommodate tractor entrance

     

                  Machinery access lean-to is completed                               Interior lighting is installed and front access door installed                                          Tin is being installed

     

Overall - the barn is taking shape!                                                                 Skylight trim and rubber membrane is being installed            Close up of rubber membrane for a good seal             

     

            Final skylight trim is being installed for a finished look                                    Skylight placement on tin roof........................................................                                      

     

Overall view of skylight from greenhouse half........................................Close up of skylights                                       Chicken coop half with wire for protection from unwanted animals

   

Machinery access, sliding doors, and front porch finishes.                    Greenhouse/Chicken Coop side started                                            Greenhouse window pattern layout before installing windows

   

Greenhouse/Chicken coop side foundation finished                                    Greenhouse windows installed and chicken coop dried-in                   Greenhouse and chicken coop is finished

      

Greenhouse/chicken coop finishes.  The Owner will paint the exterior siding, doors, and windows to match the rest of the barn.

    Thanks Owners, as always you are great to work for!!!

 

                                                                        Owner Site Bathroom Renovation

A bathroom reno is under way for this return customer.  It will consist of removing molded tub/shower, stool, and flooring.  A new tile shower will be installed with custom glass shower doors.  New tile flooring will be installed.  The granite vanity top has already been installed.

Before picture of molded tub and old tile flooring...........................After picture of newly completed tile shower and tile floor               Demo is underway - tub has been removed

                     

Stool has been removed to install the new tile flooring.        Shower floor installed.                        Pro Slope base and moved drain is installed.          Cement board forms the soap caddy and foot bench.

       

Concrete installed over the Pro Slope      ubber membrane at floor installed as well as the foot bench.  A drain plug is installed and then the shower is filled with water overnight to see if leaks exist.

      

Tile installed at shower floor - shows slope to drain.        Tile installed at walls....this shower has a flow-through tile pattern at shower caddy...foot bench tile installed and soap shelf.

       

The picture below shows grouted shower caddy.                                  Overall shower with grout................................................................................

   

Glass doors have been installed.  Project Finish.  Thanks Owner, you were great to work for!!

 

                                                                                            Owner Site Replace Skylights

The below project is for a new customer.   All four of their skylights will be replaced.  Stalwood Construction, LLC has been working with skylights for many years and has the expertise to install your skylights properly as you can see from the process shown below. 

Project starts by removing the old skylights and all old materials to get down to the bare wood.  In this case blackjack caulking was the only water barrier. New skylight has been set in place.

     

Next to be installed is the waterproof membrane...........................................and the step flashing to shed water.             Finished skylight.              Shows wet wood where skylight was leaking.

     

Finished.   Thanks Owners you were great to work for!   Skylights add interior light and character to any roof.  If properly installed your skylights will last for the life of your home.  Most home owners have their skylights removed because of historic repairs every year.  And after the repairs are completed, they still leak.   Leaking skylights cause damage to the roof structure and the interior.  Call an expert, keep your skylights.   

                                                                              Owner Site Kitchen Cabinet Installation

  This project for return customers is to install kitchen cabinets.  This renovation consists of installing owner bought upper and base cabinets.  Also, Stalwood will custom build a double oven cabinet with matching hickory cabinet material to house their double ovens.  The kitchen will also have a breakfast bar and granite countertops.

Below, the install has begun                                Double oven cabinet by Stalwood Construction         Cabinets have a coat of poly applied                    Beautiful!!

           

                                                                                                Owner Site Remodel Stairs to Finished Lower Level

This project for return customers is to remodel the stairs to their finished lower level.  The existing stairs have an uneven rise and are a too steep to negotiate comfortably.  Stalwood will remove existing stairs and remodel keeping the same theme of the rustic materials in the old stairs.  The new stairs will have an even rise of 7 5/8 inches instead of the 10 to 12 inch old risers.  With the addition of winder risers, the stairs will have a normal pitch and be comfortable to use.

The below pictures start with demo of the existing rough cut 4 x 10 steps.  The stair stringers have already been cut off at the bottom and raised to be ready to receive the original steps in their new position.  As you can see by the pitch of the pole handrail at the back wall in picture 4, the old stairs were steep. This stair project is iconic and reflects many home building projects before codes came to this area.

       

Putting it back together:  Two new steps were made from rough cut 4 x 10's, two new winders were cut and glued together to make winder steps. They were then notched to receive the rustic pole support and installed at the bottom of the stairs.  Picture No. 4 shows the new even rise of 7 5/8 inches.

          

View of the new stairs from the top entry.                                          Finish view of spindles                                      Project finish

     

Stair space needs to be planned for.  Thanks Owners for allowing Stalwood to do this challenging project.  You were great to work for!

                                                                                                Owner Site Covered Porch

This project adds a 26 foot by 6 foot covered porch for this new customer.  The covered porch will be added to a newly built cabin situated in a beautiful private, wooded setting.

                  Footers have been dug and concrete mixed to fill the footer frames...........................................................             The deck ring and floor joists and been installed.

   

Support 6 x 6 have been installed on top of the concrete footers and decking material nailed.........................................               Support posts and fascia boards stained and installed

     

The rafters are being installed                                                     The purlings have been installed and are ready for the tin         Tin roofing material has been installed................................

     

                              Side view of tin roof                                                                        Porch railing is being installed...........................................

     

Railing, spindles, and steps are completed.  Project finish - all that is left is the clean up.

    Thanks Owners, you were great to work for!

                                                                                                Owner Site New Tile Floor

A return customer is replacing vinyl flooring with wood grained tile at their utility room.

Demolition of vinyl reveals glue which needs to be scrapped off...................................                        New wood grained tile installed                                    Marble transition piece installed at doorway

       

Grout has been installed.  Thank You Owners, you are great to work for. 

                                                                                                Owner Site Remodel

A return customer is renovating the living room and dinning area of his mountain home near the Brasstown Bald area.  This renovation will consist of adding T&G to a wall in the living room, wrapping an existing beam, and installing a sliding patio door in place of an existing window.

Demolition...........................................................The new opening is ready to receive the new sliding patio door.                                                                New patio door has been inserted into the opening

     

View of new patio door from the outside.                            T & G added to living room wall                                        Interior trim at new patio door

   

Shows beam wrapped and ceiling accent str         New support pole log at beam near kitchen.............................................................                 Drywall at kitchen defines new space.................

     

......................................................                               T&G ceiling installed at kitchen area

    More progress pictures soon.

                                                                                        Owner Site Bathroom Renovation at Lower Level

This project is for a return customer.  We renovated this Owner's master bath previously and are now updating the bathroom at the lower level of their home.  A new tile shower will be installed as well as a new granite vanity top and fixtures.

                        Before Pictures................................................                                              Demolition is completed.  Cement board, concrete, rubber membrane, and stone tile have been installed

     

After - new shower & vanity top                                     Frameless shower door has been installed..........................................................                                    New vanity installed

       

The shower walls have been started.  The shampoo nook's interior has the same stone tile as the shower floor and boarder.    Grout has been applied to stone floor, boarder, and shampoo nook

     

Overall view of shower with grout...........................................................................................................................  Grout needs to be cleaned several times to remove the film

     

Overall view of new shower.  Glass doors to be installed - see above.

 Thank you Owners, you are great to work for!

                                                                                        Owner Site Master Bath Renovation

This project is for a new customer.  The Owner wants to update their master bathroom.  The new master bath renovation will complement the rest of the of their beautiful log home in the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains.  The bathroom renovation will consist of demolition of the entire bathroom.  A new tile shower with glass wall and door, new jetted tub, new solid surface vanity top with new faucets.  Tile and stone will be installed at the walls.  A new tile floor will also be installed.

                                Before pictures:

       

                                        After Pictures:

    

The demolition has begun...........................................................................................   Framing and green board at spa area

       

Framing for shower seat, rubber membrane, and green board installed       Shower floor and green board              Tub at spa area framed in      Test to see if rubber membrane holds water at shower floor

       

Wire mesh installed at spa to receive stone            Stone started...............................................First of several ledges for candles                          Towel bar installed

        

Stone work at shower wall                                                       Stone work finished                                                       Overall of stone and tile at spa area

    

After successful water test, concrete is applied at the right slope.  When concrete is dry, the tile is started.            Tile pattern is being decided                       New 6 foot vanity top installed

     

Tile at shower walls has started.............................................................................................Shower with tile pattern and nook                                              Tile at shower floor

   

Shower, shows seat                                  Glass shower enclosure installed                             Shower enclosure looking through to stone wall and beams at ceiling

   

Finish Pictures.  The transformation is beautiful!  And ready for the Owners to enjoy their new space.

  Thanks Owners, we enjoyed working for you!

                                                                                                        Owner Site Bathroom Renovation

This project is for new customers.  They recently purchased a home with acreage in the Blue Ridge Mountains and want to update the home starting with the main bathroom.  The new bath will consist of a new tub/shower, vanity with countertop and accessories, stool, tile at shower walls and floor, T&G at ceilings and walls.  Below are four before pictures.  The fixtures and accessories have already been removed by the Owner.

     

Cement board has been installed at shower/tub area                T&G ceiling and walls are being installed                              New tile is being installed at shower/tub area

   

Tile installed at shower/tub area but has no grout yet                                                      T&G wall meets tile                                     Vanity and faucet installed

 

T & F and light fixtures installed                                       Again, before.............................................................After.  A great space for the Owners

     

Thanks Owners, we enjoyed working for you and we enjoyed your family!

                                                                                    Owner Site Install Roof Over Door, New Door, Handrail

This project is for return customers in Atlanta, GA.  Rain had damaged the previous exterior door.  The project consisted of installing a new exterior door, a roof over new door for rain protection, and install a new hand railing.

                     Before with old exterior door                     New door and roof over new door installed                                After project completion........................................................

     

Thanks Owners,  you were great to work for!  Enjoyed your yard with all the flowers in bloom - a nice change from the cold in the North Georgia mountains!

                                                                    Owner Site Install Wood Flooring

 This project is for a return customer who will soon move to this area from Atlanta.  Project:  Remove carpet and pad from loft area.   Also install new wood flooring, shoeing, and book shelf at loft area.

Carpet and pad has been removed                            New 2 1/4 inch oak has been installed                            New shoeing installed for a finished look....................................

     

Trim installed at stairway to below.................................................               ............                  Shelving installed

     

Finish pictures..................................................................................

   Thanks Owner, you were great to work for!

                                                                                    Owner Site Install Wood Flooring

This project is for a return customer.  Project:  remove existing carpet and pad and install wood flooring at basement apartment.  This unique wood flooring was installed over a concrete floor.  Tile was installed at the exterior entryway.  A special thanks to these Owners for recommending us to so many customers in their subdivision!

Below are the before pictures.........................................                                                                   Bedroom with new flooring installed                           Flooring from bedroom to living room

     

Flooring and shoeing installed at closet                                     New flooring in living room installed                            Tile installed at exterior entryway

   

                                                                    Owner Site Bathroom Renovation

This project is for a new customer who was referred by a previous client.  The owner of this beautiful lake home property wants a master bathroom renovation.  A new concrete/tile shower will be installed as well as two new vanity tops and fixtures, also a new stool area and tile floor will complete the renovation.  The new tiled shower entry area has been uniquely designed so the new shower will need no doors.

After pictures interior shower area                                                 Shower entry with no doors                                                      New vanity area on left side

 

Following are the before pictures.

     

The demo has begun.....walls and fixtures have been removed        Wiring and re-routing plumbing is finished

     

Tile at shower installed and the grouting process has begun.  Shelves are installed.  The tile entryway into the shower needs no doors.  The shower floor has been sloped just right to keep the water in.

     

Drywall has been installed outside the shower entrance.  The granite counter tops and new lighting have been installed.

 

Finishes.  Shower                                                             Shower entry - the Owner will complete the wall finish.       Shower entry close up                                          Shower entry

     

New stool area                                                  Vanity at right side - The Owner will complete wall finish         Vanity on left side.  Both mirrors are framed in matching stain

     

Thank you Owners, you were great to work for!

                                                                                          Owner Site New Garage

Project for a new customer.  Build a 26 foot by 30 foot garage.  The garage will have many of the same exterior architectural features as the home which is close by.  The garage also will have stairs to a second floor for storage.   This project is finished and the Owner is happy with his new garage. Below is a picture of the "almost" finished project.  A picture with the garage doors installed will be posted as soon as we find the cell phone which has the pictures.                                                                                                   Below are the finish pictures.

Interior with stairs to loft above                                                                                                Garage doors installed                                                                   Landscaping is finished

                          Wood chips are being placed around foundation to keep new soil in place.                                                    Gutters and gutter guard installed

   

The project begins with removing trees and stumps to make way for the new garage.                                                                The land has been cleared.

   

Next, the footers are dug, formed and concrete is poured and rebar installed.  These footers are stepped-up to accommodate the rise in the land. 

   

The footers cured for several days before the walls can be poured. The wall forms and rebar are installed and the concrete is poured into the wall forms. After several days curing, the forms are taken off to reveal the walls.

       

         Many loads of dirt have been brought in for backfilling, and now, the compacting begins.  The compacting takes several hours and is strenuous work.      The compacting is completed.

     

                          Rebar and grade stakes are being installed for the concrete slab.                                 The slab pour has begun and hustle is the name of the game now!

     

Working the concrete has begun.......................................................and is now finished.  power trowel is put to use which is another strenuous task.  Expansion joints are made in the concrete.

     

Stalwood's Lull lift is being transported to the garage project where it will aid in moving lumber, raising walls and trusses.

     

One wall has been raised and another is  being laid out.                           Walls are raised with wall sheeting and house wrap all ready in place.

     

The wall is strapped to the forks of the Lull and is precisely put in place by the driver.  The Lull also holds the wall while it is being nailed down.                   The trusses have arrived.

   

Raising the back gable aided by the Lull.                                Gable has been sheeted and house wrap installed before raising the gable.                          Trusses are being raised.

   

  The trusses have now been installed.                                              The front gable is being raised in to position.                The gable is being held by the Lull so it can be successfully nailed down.                                       

       

Tying it all together... the 2 ft. overhang has been installed.                        Looking at the truss system from below.                                         Felt paper and stripping is being installed.

   

                                                                      Preparing for the tin roof.                                                                                               View from back, shows house near by

   

  Interior of garage                                                                                                               Tin started

   

Sheeting is being installed at storage floor                                            The sheeting is completed - the storage area is quite large

   

The tin is being installed at front architectural feature.  This feature matches the existing house and adds character to the front of the garage.   Siding is being installed at back of garage

   

                                                                  Operable windows are being installed                                                                                        Access utility door is being installed

   

Siding is being installed                                                                      Siding and soffit at right side installed                                         Siding at left side

   

Soffit installed at left side                                                              The architectural "eyebrow" at front is ready for tin               Tin installed at eyebrow.  This feature matches the house which is close by

   

Stairs to second floor are being worked on                                    The electric work has begun - electric box is installed                          Wiring installed from power source to garage

   

Below shows conduit to interior electrical box                                Interior fluorescent lights are installed                                             Exterior motion light is installed at front of garage

    

The below picture shows gable siding                                                                                                The overall view of the project in relation to the house

   

                                                                               Garage doors and openers installed.                                                                                Glass triangle windows installed

     

Inside staircase.  Plenty of storage underneath the stairs.                  Railing from upper level.  The Owner's dog already likes the new spaces.         Gravel spread at approach to garage

    

Chipping trees that were cut down to make way for the new garage.                                          Gravel applied to garage approach

   

A special thanks to the Owner of this project for the many process pictures he gave us via "zip drive".  You were great to work for!

 

                                                                         Owner Site New Home Renovation

This project is for a new customer who was referred by one of our previous clients.  This Owner has purchased a beautiful secluded cabin with a large workshop.  This client is an artist and will have plenty of inspiration from the gorgeous wooded property and flowing creek.  The renovations will consist of new lighting, bookshelves to show case this clients art collections, paintings, and books.  T&G ceilings will be installed in several rooms.

Before and after of a kitchen renovation.  The difference is dramatic.  It's amazing what new lighting and a T&G ceiling does to update the look of this kitchen.

                                                                                               OWNER SITE EXTERIOR RENOVATION

These Owners are return customers.  Stalwood completed a major renovation of their second home in the North Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains.  This project is at their home in Atlanta, GA.  We designed and are in the process of building a new front entryway to enhance the homes curb appeal.  In the Before pictures below, the front entryway has already been removed.

 

Below semi-finish pictures.  Handrails have been installed.    The Owners choice of iron spindles were excellent and really compliment the new entryway.

 

Below two cedar boards (one on each side) were cut into the roof to rest on walls beneath for anchoring and stability.             The new entryway is starting to take shape

   

Crows feet accents were added at the gable and the stairs have been started.  The cedar posts and beam along with the crows feet add a bold statement to this Atlanta home.

        

A new entryway light and coach light were installed.                                 Handrails and wrought iron spindles are installed

  

 Thanks Owners, you were great to work for!                                       

                                                                                                Owner Site New Property Renovation

These Owners are return customers.  They have recently purchased a new property - a mini farm complete with a beautiful, large, two-story farm house and out buildings.

A new floor was installed at the dining room                                 The flooring at a 1st floor bedroom was refinished                       Scaffolding put up in living room to install new lighting

     

Fan was removed to accommodate new chandelier.                 Chandelier and canned lighting installed

   

The above project is finished.

A new project has started - install a new tin roof over a large leaking greenhouse that will be turned into a garage.  First, stripping was placed over the leaking glass windows of the old greenhouse to receive tin.  A new roof was built over an area that was leaking that will now shed water to below.

     

Tin installed on front and back side.  Project finish

   

A new project start below - Install a garage door .  Demolition has started.  Concrete wall at left side will be cut out to accommodate the new garage door.  The right side will be filled in with matching siding.  A vapor light has been installed.

 

The concrete wall was cut with a concrete saw using water as friction protection

     

The garage door has been installed and works perfectly.                                           After renovation                                                                                   Before renovation

   

                 Garage door from interior                                           Garage door opener installed                                                    Interior                                                   Exterior

     

Thank you Owners, we appreciate the work.

                                                                              Owner Site Addition

This project is for a new customer.  Install a 4 foot addition to the existing kitchen, an egress door with landing, stairs and handrail; install a 12 foot x 10 foot office addition.

Before pictures                                                                            View from below                                                             Footers have been inspected and new space takes shape

    

After Pictures.  The new addition meets old perfectly!

 

The Process:      Floor joists have been installed                              Walls, wall sheeting, and house wrap installed                           Trusses and roof sheeting installed

      

Shingles installed.  New roof line matches perfectly                             Flashing installed where old meets new to prevent any leaking

     

Exterior siding completed.                                                                  New rear entrance with stairs.  New addition meets new with a perfect fit.

    

Interior:  New floor meets old and fits perfectly at kitchen and entryway.         Ceiling and wall finishes with lighting installed

   

An Add to this project:  Install insulation and sheeting under new office space.                                                                                     View of finished project

   

Project finish.  These Owners have yet to see their new spaces in person, and are really pleased with the pictures of work completed.  Thanks Owners, you were great to work for.

                                                                Owner Site Bathroom Renovation

This project is for a new customer.  Renovate the bathroom on the main floor and bathroom on the lower level.  The second phase will include the bathroom renovation on the lower level.

    Before Pictures

  

After Pictures

   

Process Pictures:                            Rough-in plumbing and electrical started

     

Moisture proof shower light                                                    Over/under switch installed                                                Drywall & plumbing for two sinks installed

     

Shower floor prep                                                                Plumbing for shower installed                                                Cement board installed at shower

    

Rubber membrane installed at shower floor                        Rubber membrane and wire mesh at curb                              Concrete installed at shower floor and curb

     

Tile at floor on the diagonal                                                                       Commode is set                                                                 Tile at shower installed

    

Grout has been applied                                                                Frameless shower door installed                                      Cabinet, granite counter, sinks, new lighting installed

     

Downstairs bathroom vanity, top, and tile floor installed.

Thanks Owners, you were great to work for!

                        Owner Site Pergola

This project is for a return customer.  Install a 12 x 16 foot pergola and repair a historic fireplace.  The original house on this site burnt down many years ago leaving the inside fireplace intact.  Stalwood installed the pergola in front of the fireplace, installed gravel and flag stones at pergola floor, and replaced some of the fire brick in the fireplace.

                        Process Pictures:

           

                    Finish Pictures:

     

Thanks Owners, you were great to for again!                      

                        Owner Site Carport

This project is for a new customer.  This 26 foot x 40 foot x 11 foot high carport will house the owners boats and recreational equipment.  The carport structure includes ten concrete footers, ten 6x6 treated posts, double 2 x 12 beams, 21 trusses, wind bracing, and purlings to receive the tin roofing.  This area has huge boulders under ground so digging the footers may prove to be a challenge.

                                                Before Picture                                                                                                         After Picture

 

                                        The Process:

   6 x 6 set on concrete and gravel                Footer holes at or near 2 foot                 The 6x6 poles and double 2/12 have been set

      

Trusses and purlings installed                                                                                            Tin installed

      

Project Finish.  Thanks Owners, you were great to work for!

              Owner Site Repair Water Damaged Home

This project is for a new customer.  This beautiful home had water damage on all three floors - it gets cold in the North Georgia Mountains.   Because the water damage was so extensive, the home will get a newly renovated kitchen, new flooring throughout, new insulation, sheet rock, door and window trim and base, paint at walls.  Also new lighting and plumbing fixtures and accessories.  New stone will be applied to the master bedroom fireplace.

Before pictures.

     

  

Finish Pictures

  

    

   

        

   The Process:

Flooring removed at dinning room                                      Insulation installed at Master Bedroom                                             Carpet removed at basement stairs

     

Drywall installed, taping and the first coat of drywall mud installed                                  New kitchen wall with arched doorway installed

      

Stone at fireplace in Master bedroom is installed.  Blocking for mantel and TV has been installed.                                                                             Paint at master suite installed

      

Preparation is underway for the new kitchen, but first the tile flooring will be installed.   Kitchen tile                                                  Tile at 1/2 bath

   

New flooring at utility room                         New flooring at dinning and living room    Flooring tie-in at fireplace                          Tile at 1/2 bath installed

      

Kitchen cabinet are being installed

        

Lighting and range hood have been installed                                                              Appliances and granite countertops have been installed

    

     

Carpet and pad is on site and is being installed today.

 

Project Finish.  Thanks Owners you were great to work for!  It was a pleasure spending some leisure time with you!

                            Owner Site Install Lattice

This project is for a new customer.  This Owner would like storage under his back deck.  The new storage space will be 34 ft. x 8 ft. and includes a 5 ft. door for ease of access.  The Owner has chosen a sturdy square patterned lattice as seen below.

The five foot door will make easy access for mowers, tools, and lawn furniture.

 

Below, finish pictures.  The lattice adds character to the home and is functional.

 

                          Owner Site Addition/Remodel

This project is for return customers.  We designed and installed a new main kitchen for this family in 1996.  Now they would like to add a butlers pantry/mud room near their main kitchen.  The pantry addition will be 6 x 7 with lots of shelving and plenty of room to keep their pots and pans and food.  A door will be installed to ensure the pantry stays dark for good food keeping. The pantry will also have heat, AC, and plenty of lighting.  The existing mud room will be renovated to accommodate a new 10 x 16 foot butlers pantry/mud room.  To be installed:  Insulation at walls and ceiling, canned lighting, new outlets and switches, a wall of new cabinets, canned lighting, a rough-sawn wood counter top with many coats of polyurethane, kitchen sink, and faucets.  A wall of pegs will be installed to hang hats and coats.  A new wood oak floor will be installed as well as a new full light entry door.  This new space will be updated to heat and cool efficiently with the removal of old inefficient windows, entry door, and added insulation in walls and ceiling. 

Before Pictures                                                                                                                            After Picture

    

  The Process:  Let the demolition begin!         Old windows removed                                                The new pantry area has been dried-in and the door framed

   

The insulation and lighting has been installed.  T&G at ceiling and walls has started.  Polyurethane will be installed on all walls, shelving, and trim.

 

The Owner has moved in to the new pantry area.  The flooring will be installed next

       

Butlers pantry cupboards, canned lighting, wood countertop, sink, and faucet has been installed.  The Owners have decided to put tile at back of the sink instead of painting.

        

The original doorway was moved 5 feet to the center of the room and a new full light door installed

   

Owner Site Install a Wrap Around Covered Porch & New Tin Roof

This project is for return clients.  Stalwood has built two cabins for this family large family. The second cabin we built has a wrap-around porch that they really enjoy.  Now they want a wrap-around porch installed on the first cabin shown below.  Also a new tin roof at entire house will be installed.  We will also pressure wash and stain the house at the end of the project.  Below is a before picture of the cabin that will have the three sided porch installed.  There is an existing covered screened-in porch at the back.  We will connect that porch with the newly installed covered porch on two sides and the front.

Below are two pictures of before project start.  Large plants were removed and transplanted by Stalwood Construction.

  

Finished Project and the Owners have a beautiful wrap-around porch.  Thanks Owners, great project!  You are very special!!

The Process:        Footers have been poured, 6 x 6 posts set, and deck joisting is underway

       

The deck boards are being installed                                                                                                                                    6x6's are being installed   

Rafters and roof hips are installed                 Side view of roof hip and rafters                                                        Overview of project to date.  The tin roof has been ordered

    

Tin Roof has been started.  Right side and back is almost finished.                                   Tin has been started on the left side

   

Tin roof is completed                                                             Ceiling finishes are being installed and the old dark stain was removed.  The log siding is being prepared to receive a new lighter stain

   

The screened-in area is finished and the custom screened doors have been installed                                                     Handrails are almost finished

   

Wrap-around porch finishes:  The back deck is screened-in and has two screen doors.                    The outside stairway has a railing for safety

         

                    Owner Site Trench for New Water Lines

This project is for return clients.  The Owner had a new well installed to supply water to their large gardens.  The Project:  Install new water lines, build a pump house for the pressure tank, trench water lines from well to pump house, trench water lines to two new water hydrants.         Below trenching has begun

 

Water line is being installed                                                                                        Foundation for pump house and pressure tank finished

 

The two hydrants have been installed.           Everything works great!                         Pressure tank and pump house under construction

         

             Pump house finished.     Thanks Owners, it was great working for you again!

 

                     Owner Site Install Gutters and Downspouts

We built the home below a few years ago and the Owners have asked us to install gutters and downspouts.  We will pressure wash and re-stain the fascia boards where the new gutters will be installed and install gutter guard.  We also will dig-in drain tile to exit the water away from the home.

Fascia before pressure washing                       After pressure washing                         Fascia boards re-stained                          Gutter guard installed

     

Gutter and downspout at sun room                                                                                                  Close up of downspout dig-in                  Schedule 40 installed for driving on

   

Finish at Schedule 40 dig-in with drain strainer installed at end            Stalwood's signature funnel install where two downspouts converge into one downspout

 

Finishes at front

  

Thanks Owners!  Enjoyed the project and working for you again!

                    Owner Site Install  Wood Burner

Project for return clients:  This project is to install a wood burner at Owners' basement. This involves cutting the wood floor to expose the cement floor, installing a platform to receive the wood burner, install felt paper and wire mesh, stone work, install wood burner.  The stone work at the wall was installed in a previous Stalwood project.

Demolition. The wood floor has been cut to receive the raised hearth platform.  The raised hearth platform installed, felt paper, and wire mesh has been applied ready to receive the stone

   

The stone has been applied along with the mortar.                                                                    Finish pictures.

                 

Thanks Owners!  It was a nice project and, as always, you are great to work for.

        Owner Site Bathroom and Kitchen Renovation

Project For New Client:  This bathroom renovation consists of removing existing shower stall, sink, stool, jacuzzi, flooring, and closet.  New installs consist of moving shower to other side of bathroom.  The new custom shower will be 5' x 5'.  The shower walls will have tile from floor to ceiling with a decorative tile accent border. The shower floor will have a shower pan, cement slopped to drain, a rubber membrane, custom shelving, and tile.  A frameless shower glass and door will be installed as well as new shower fixtures.  A new custom 36 inch high vanity by Stalwood Cabinet Company will be installed where the old shower was.  The custom vanity top will be a 2 1/2 inch thick rustic wood top cut from a local saw mill. This wood vanity top will match an existing vanity/dresser on the other side of the bathroom.   A new tile floor will be installed as well as a custom medicine cabinet, mirror, sink, stool, linen closet, and lighting.  The kitchen renovation will consist of a custom rustic wood counter top similar to the bathroom vanity wood top.  A custom kitchen cabinet with drawers will be made by Stalwood Cabinet Company and will compliment existing cabinets.  A new kitchen sink will also be installed.

These new renovations will enhance the traditional lodge look of this beautiful mountain home and in keeping with the Owners' style by bring outside elements inside their home.

Before Pictures:  Bathroom

 

Below are the new custom bathroom finishes. The bath vanity has the same traditional mountain lodge wood finishes.  The height of this vanity is 36 inches high instead of the usual 32 inches which is a much more comfortable height.   

 

Before Kitchen

 

After Kitchen

 

Kitchen finishes:  The kitchen counter top has many coats of marine poly on the rough sawn wood. The many coats of poly shows all the natural wood characteristics and encases them in the counter top for the Owners to enjoy for many many years to come.  The new cabinet at the end of the counter has drawer faces that were finished with rough sawn wood, some have the bark on.  The cabinet knobs were cut from tree branches and also have many coats of poly.  The new counter top and drawer cabinet also compliments, and is in keeping with, the traditional mountain lodge decor the Owners prefer.  New wood countertops and added drawer cabinet are by Stalwood Construction.

Demolition at bathroom and putting it back together per plans and specifications.

 New custom shower area      New custom vanity area    Framing for new shower & closet         Rubber membrane installed at shower base.  A test for membrane water retention was performed

     

Thin set installed at shower floor                Four custom cement shelves were installed  New vent pipe & plumbing for vanity.        Tile shower floor w/o grout

     

Tile inside the shower w/grout applied.                                                            Tile at bath floor still needs grout.

 

Logs at the saw mill being cut for kitchen & bath counter tops.  After logs were cut to the right thickness, there were many weeks of curing.  Sanding then began with careful attention to keeping as many saw cuts and rustic aspects of the logs as possible.

Bath vanity cabinet shell installed with log sink top cut in.  At this point three coats of marine poly have been applied to the vanity top.  Kitchen log counter top installed.  A hole was cut to receive the sink.  Several coats of marine poly will be applied.

  

Below the new cabinet drawer shell has been installed.

Following are more project finish pictures.  All custom cabinets, counter tops, and custom wood accessories are by Stalwood Construction.

The custom medicine cabinet and vanity mirror were framed with the rough sawn wood, with bark on, and many natural aged wood characteristics.

Below is the finished 5' x 5' custom tiled shower.  The custom shower shelves were made by Stalwood.   The nearby warehouse store only offered small shelving and in two colors which did not match the Owners choice of tile.  The shower door is a special order framless glass door.  The shower also has a waterproof canned light at ceiling.

Custom shower with the glass accented tile border.                       Custom shelves and grab bar installed                                           The filed floor compliments the custom shower

   

The new linen closet is large enough to accommodate a vacuum cleaner!

A special thanks to these OwnersTheir project was a challenge and Stalwood appreciated the opportunity to meet that challenge.  We also appreciate their trust in our Company to do the project.

              Owner Site Front Porch Renovation

Project:  Remove vinyl siding from porch walls and ceiling in order to install a log corner, log trim at windows, stone, and log siding with chinking.  The porch reno is in keeping with the "lodge look" the Owners want to achieve.  This renovation matches the finished addition (see below) that Stalwood completed several months ago. The wood porch ceiling will be stained to match the rough cut log siding color.  Round log support posts will replace the current white supports and cedar shakes will be installed at the porch gable in another phase.

Stone work has started                                                                                                 Stone work finishes

      

Stone work finish pictures.

 

Thanks Owners, you were great to work for again!

                        Owner Site Chimney Repair

Project for New Client:  Repair leaking chimney.  This repair involved applying flashing and counter flashing, caulking where necessary.  To apply the flashing required cutting into the brick and installing the flashing behind the brick in order to shed water properly.  Also installed new plywood where needed and re-shingle chimney area.  Guaranteed not to leak.

   

Thanks to these Owners for their patients - the project could not start until the rain stopped.  A special thanks for the help of the Owners' son.  He made two trips into the local hardware for needed supplies and brought shingles up to the roof.  He made the project go faster which was really appreciated.  The project was finished in one day and just before another rain!

                     Owner Site Install New Windows

Project for New Client:  Remove and install seven new bronze metal windows, repair wood where needed, new exterior trim to match existing, and install metal flashing to match existing.  New window install with "Great Stuff" for insulation.  Windows are now air tight and guaranteed not to leak.

 

Thanks new clients, you were great to work for!

 Owner Site Install New Siding, Gutters, Downspouts, Paint

Project for return customers:  Remove old board and batten siding, install new gutters and downspouts, paint, and new siding.  Back of shed with new siding installed.  New gutter and downspouts installed.

 

                                       Finished except for the clean up.

 

Thanks to the owners - as always it's a pleasure to work for you!

            Owner Site Repair/Maintenance

Stalwood Construction put down plank flooring to match existing, added T&G to an existing bathroom, and installed stack stone around their existing fireplace in 2003.  This project was to do general maintenance and to investigate cause and repair stain at ceiling beam in the master bedroom.

Stain at master bedroom ceiling and walls.  Result of investigation:  An old squirrel nest

 

                                                  Finished product.

 

            Owner Site Repair Damage to Cabin

This home had a tree fall onto their screened-in porch and deck area.  Fortunately, there was no structure damage to the core of the home.  This home Stalwood Construction built in 2005.  Thanks Owners for the work!  The repairs went as follows:                               Before pictures

     

Repairs begun and Finishes.

          

The Owner also had us remove several trees around his home.  Thanks Owners' you have become very special friends.

                        Owner Site Stone Work and Flooring

This Owner contracted us to add stone at the foundation of their home, stone a wall at the basement for a future wood burner, and add wood flooring at the finished basement.  Stalwood did a major renovation for these clients in 2010.  Thanks Owners for having us back to do another project for you - we appreciate the work!

   

Interior finish at basement where a wood burner will be installed.

                      Owner Site Chimney Repair

Project:  Repair leaking chimney.  The picture on right shows why the chimney was leaking.  The original roofer had installed a piece of flashing on top of the tin roofing where the chimney and roof meets and just caulked it.  Eventually the caulking dried out and let the rain flow between the ridges of the tin roofing rotting the OSB and siding.  Common sense and a knowledge of how and where to use flashing would have prevented this repair.  The Fix:  A new piece of tin and flashing will be installed where needed at the chimney.  Also proper use of caulking at new siding on chimney will be installed. The siding and OSB will  be replaced and stained to match existing.

     

Below are pictures of the repairs as they progressed. 

    

Now the owner has a properly flashed chimney with no leaks guaranteed!

            Owner Site Garage Finish & Landscaping

Project:  Finish inside of attached garage installing garage slab, two new LVL beams, wiring, garage access door, garage door with opener, trim and siding to match existing house.  Landscape to direct water flow away from garage and house.  Pave and repair existing driveway.  This project is a result of DIY  "do-it-yourself" job leaving the new owners of this home with many repairs.  Their garage and drive was usable.

Picture after access door and garage door was installed.                          Grading for new driveway has been done.                                               Finished project.

   

Project start:  Shooting the grade to get ready for concrete.                                               Concrete installed                                    New electric lines installed

     

  New LVL installed                                 Insulation and interior siding installed           New access door installed                        New garage door and opener installed

      

Garage enclosure is finished.  We are waiting....and waiting....and waiting....and waiting for the electric company to install new electric lines from power pole to house.  When the electric company has completed their job, we can complete the last phase of this project - paving, final grading, and landscaping.

Finally!!  The new electric lines from pole to house have been installed and the drive paving can start.

 

Paving started the next day after the electric was finished.  Paving by Shannon Jones (Hank Jones Paving in Blairsville, GA.  They did a great job - thank you!

Thanks Owners!  You were great to work for!

            Owner Site Kitchen Remodel & Chimney Repair

Project:  Remove partial wall, remove old refrigerator and install new.  Move and reinstall electric outlets and switches.  Add plumbing at refrigerator, make and install cabinets above refrigerator.  Install new T&G walls and plank floor to match existing.  Install ceiling fan at back porch with new electrical switches.

Before picture at kitchen.                                                                                                 Let the demolition begin!

     

Putting it all back together.                    Wood floor will have to be pieced back together  New frig area with new cabinets               New ceiling fan at back porch

     

Finished kitchen. It was a fun project, and the kitchen has more space.

Chimney Chase Repair:  In the eighteen years we have been building and renovating in this area, chimney problems, leaking roofs, and bad ventilation are the main cause for most home repairs.  This chimney chase repair could have been prevented if the original builder had installed flashing and beveled wood corners at chimney for water shedding.  The following pictures are a good illustration of what happens when a chimney sets on a deck.  If that is not bad enough, there was no flashing and improper wood joints at the corners.

Before repair. Water damage, rotting wood with insect infestation.   Finished picture of restored chimney surround.  Now the chimney surround will shed water through the deck instead of water setting on the deck causing a wet environment for rotting wood and insects.  We installed beveled wood corners instead of butt joints which will keep the water from running into the backer boards.  Also installed were supports under the deck chimney chase for support.

 

Here is what was going on behind the chimney chase.          FLASHING!  In most circumstances, the chimney should not set on the deck because it's a guarantee for water leakage.

      

The clean up and repair.  We supported the chimney under the deck before installing the flashing.

 

Thanks Owners for having the confidence in our Company to do the repairs right! 

                                    Owner Site Addition  (Phase 1)

Project Remodel/Addition:  Before project can be started a large tree is removed.  Phase I consists of adding to existing bedroom and bath.  New vanities, sink tops, faucets, shower, spa area, closets, electrical, plumbing, and large windows will be installed.  All wood ceilings, walls, and floors will be the interior finishes to match the existing home.  This addition will create more space for the Owners' and the new large windows will maximize the view of their beautiful property.

                                 Before Picture                                                                                                            Completion of Phase I picture

  

Concrete footers dug and concrete footers poured                                                      Block foundation and drain tile installed               Backfill completed

      

    Decking almost completed                                                                                    Exterior walls - back view                        New 6x6 support posts to accommodate new space

       

Load bearing beams are in place                                                                                House wrap and windows installed                 Opening left clear to bring tub in

      

Plumbing has been re-routed.  Joist hangers and interior walls framed. New doorway framed for pocket door.  Insulation installed between new and existing

      

Fan installed at new bath area                         Frame for pocket door installed             T&G at walls and ceiling installed at expanded bedroom                        

        

Below shows where new meets existing bedroom and maple flooring  Picture shows beams and exposed joists to match existing and an overall view 

   

Vanity shell at new shower area                               Spa area - getting ready to tile          Tile floor at spa area                Tile floor at new spa area and built-in shower  

      

Rubber membrane installed for shower seat and concrete shower pan under construction.  Pebbles to protect weep holes from concrete

 

 Green accent tiles at spa area will compliment the new granite sink tops.  Spa tub valve is installed and working and tile at shower area is almost finished

  

Vanity at shower and spa area is completed except for cabinet hardware.  Cabinets by Stalwood Construction.

                                        Phase 2

Project:  Addition/Remodel.  This project will add 8 feet to the living room by enclosing the existing deck.  The new living room will be 20 x 24 feet.  The existing porch roof will be re-shingled and two sky lites and roof to wall venting will be added.  The new living room space will have large windows and a 6 foot sliding exterior door.  The new living room will have plenty of natural light because of the solid glass wall and two sky lites.  The 6 foot sliding door will lead to an exterior stair case for the owners to access their hot tub and the ground below.  A new 10 x 14 foot deck will be installed for outdoor viewing of the beautiful grounds, pond, and the abundant wildlife that exists in this idyllic setting.  The interior finishes will be wood ceilings and walls.  The flooring is not yet determined....keep watching to see what the owners decide!

Before pictures:  The 6x6 posts and footers have already been installed

 

After pictures

 

New shingles are being installed as well as the sky lights with flashing.  We had a heavy rain after the sky lights were completed and had no leaks.  Close up of metal to wall roof vent.  It will be installed between the felt paper and the 2 x 4 below the insulation.  This allows for good air circulation between roof and walls and keeps condensation from building up and dripping or staining the ceilings and walls.

   

Below, roof to wall venting installed to ensure good air circulation between roof & walls at new Phase 3 addition.  Reused siding where possible.

  

Exterior view of the new living room renovation with glass wall                                  Six foot sliding door at interior leading to new deck and exterior stair case new wiring installed

Tile installed at sunroom - sunroom French doors lead to deck and stairs to below.     Upstairs bath and been remodeled and bath tile surround installed

     

Deck stairs from sunroom are finished as well as the interior - just in time to rescue plants from the cold weather to come.  Below is the interior finish of one of the two skylights in the sunroom

Phase 2 has been completed!  Phase 3 is underway.

                                Phase 3

Project:  Kitchen Addition/Remodel.  This project will add an 8 x 32 foot new space making the total kitchen footage 460 square feet.  An eat-at island with a prep sink will be installed, all new cupboards, stove with large range hood, dishwasher, pantry, and countertops.  The kitchen is spacious enough to accommodate a large dinning table and chairs for family and friends to gather.  An 8 x 8 foot laundry room off the kitchen is in the new plan too.  An exterior door will be added at the laundry room to allow it to double as a mud room.

Before Phase 3 start                                                                                                                After picture of Phase 3

   

  The Process:  The front porch has already been removed.  The footers for the new kitchen addition will be dug today, then tomorrow the footers with rebar will be poured.  Block wall finished.

       

  Framing for new kitchen addition has been started                                                                      Overview of new kitchen space                                                                                                    

    

Framing for new front entryway has been started                                                       New bay window at dinning area has been installed

    

 

Planter window at kitchen has been installed.  Over view of Phase 3 kitchen/dining/laundry/pantry addition

Below, exterior siding is completed and kitchen planter window.

 

After a major snow storm

New kitchen area:  Interior plumbing, electric and insulation finished, new entrance door, T&G at ceiling, and maple flooring installed.  Floors have first coat of poly.  Large bow window at kitchen dining area.

  

 

Light fixture at main entryway.                     Light fixture at new laundry                   Cabinets and range hood are being installed.  Gutters and downspouts installed.

     

Center island is being installed                                                                                 More cabinets installed and appliances as well as under cabinet lighting 

 

Handrail at front entrance installed

Kitchen Finishes:  Large center island with sink, many cabinets, new appliances, prep sink, wood and tile walls, maple flooring, and bay window at dining area. 

Laundry room with large sink, lots of storage and counter tops

 

Basement finishes with new cabinets, counter tops, wood walls and ceilings, flooring, electrical and plumbing

 

Thanks Owners - you were great to work for!  It was a long process but well worth it!!  And we are all still talking!! in fact these Owners are having Stalwood work on their house in Atlanta.

                OWNER SITE ADDITION & Renovation

Project:  Add a total of 420 square feet.  Three hundred feet of master suite with bath, and 120 feet of foyer and dining area.  New entryway and deck.  Remodel existing bathroom.  This is a hybrid addition which was traditionally built with studs, insulation, drywall/T&G.  The hand-finished with flat log siding, full dovetail corners, and timber roof components were built with post and beam construction

Before construction could begin, tree limbs were removed.                                     Before picture of this 1940's home             Breaking ground and foundation

   

Deck started - Note:  The dates on the above pictures are not the dates this renovation was started.  Walls being raised with the help of Stalwood Construction's Lull lift. 

   

Beam raised for master suite area.                                                                                Raising wall at foyer area

       

Roof system and installation of a rubber roof guard between gables to protect area from heavy rains and possibly some snow.  Tin roof being installed.  The lilft does double duty, a work table and a material lifter.

      

Inside renovation begins with plastic sheeting installed to protect other rooms from dust. 

 

Interior finishes.  Owners want to move in before winter cold sets in.  Mission accomplished!  Their new foyer accommodated a 10 foot Christmas tree! 

Exterior Finishes.  Major set back.  Owner's favorite tree.  A storm broke a limb off.  Luckily no one or nothing was damaged.  Removal of tree's limbs away from the house was necessary.   

A signature trademark of Stalwood Construction is the handcrafted dovetail corners and flat log siding which looks like real logs.  Cedar shakes installed to finish the homes lodge look appearance

 

Exterior Finish

 

Phase 2  Renovation of the existing bathroom.  Rearranging the shower and stool to make room for a new closet.  Taking out the existing small closet and cutting in a doorway provided an easy entrance into the second bedroom.                   Before pictures                                                                                                   After pictures

       

The toilet was moved and new closet installed, new shower installed and a new bath vanity sink top and faucets 

 

Also included in this phase was the renovation of the second bedroom.  New closet and entrance door installed for a private entryway. 

 

Bathroom renovation project is finished and the Owners were delighted to move into their new spaces.  Thanks Owners, you were great to work for!

                     OWNER SITE BUILD NEW HOME

Project:  Build a 2,300 square foot hybrid home.  Two story, 2/2, 2 decks, one screened porch, and garage.  The foundation was styrofoam blocks with poured concrete.  The walls are drywall with T&G ceilings.  This project is finished but we have left it on the Owner Site page because it was a very complicated and unique home.  A thank you to the Owners for having faith in our Company to get the job done and get it done right!

Finish Pictures - back and front

 

The Process:

Grading work completed and foundation begins.  A styrofoam foundation with concrete filled block was chosen by the Owners.  Crawl space floor poured and deck started.  Lull lift delivers material to deck.

     

The wall framing on this hybrid home was complicated as you can see from the maze of studs and beams.

   

Dry-in and roof system.  The roof was also a complicated system.  Tin at roof and chimney.  This chimney is flashed and counter flashed - no leaks guaranteed.

   

The Owners chose log siding which compliments the homes exterior and blends well into the wooded lot and creek surroundings.

   

Interior

Fireplace install.  Fireplace is a two way from living room to master bedroom.                                Stonework by Stalwood Construction

   

Drywall being installed (the camera caught the drywall dust in the air.)  The crow's nest at master bedroom suite       This large kitchen has cabinets by Stalwood Construction

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  Finished kitchen

     

Interior finishes with post and beam components

   

Cabinets by Stalwood Construction.

   

Exterior finishes of this beautiful hybrid home

  

We would like the opportunity to work for you.  Stalwood Construction builds new homes, major and small additions and renovations, custom bathroom and kitchen renovations including tile showers, carports, home repairs and more.  We draw complete house plans including elevations and electrical schematics.  We are not "certified architects", but our drawings are engineered and pass Georgia building codes.

  Stalwood Construction also does home/cabin repair and maintenance.  We have a good reputation for doing quality work.

 

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