Antique Lock Rebuild

From my note to a client explaining what was done:


Now the real reason I took this photo, was not (just) to show the client, or to illustrate how we saved getting a new lock and making extensive modifications to get it to fit in the door.  I took the picture because the insides of this classic piece are so beautiful!  How it works is even more beautiful, but I won't explain how each piece moves and interrelates, because you really have to see it in actionto be able to marvel at it.

The Cat Deck

One of the most interesting things we've made.  This lovely guy's cat was attacked by a 'possum.  She lost a leg and could no longer safely go outside.  We designed and built an enclosed cat patio.  Added a door through a window, and "Voila! Freedom."  (Targets in photos are from thermal imaging camera.)

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The Cat Deck Addition

   

Adding to the freedom, he had us add a bump out —nicknamed the toll booth since it is along the driveway— on the left side, so she could see what's comingaround the corner, and a penthouse on top.

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Deck Rot

 Water and your home usually don't get along.  Here a deck had a poor material used for flashing which was also poorly installed.  We retrofitted flashing in and then repaired all the rot to the house below the deck.

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Antique Stove Repair

 A wonderful grandmother had already had two other guys out to fix her Caloric Compacto 30 stove, with no results.  She was not going to buy a new piece of junk to replace the classic she loves.  After much research, we found some fellows in Texas to rebuild a part that was no longer available.  These before and after pictures clearly illustrate our thorough work, don't you think?