Kory Dollar’s home Butcher Block counter tops with walnut trim. The perpendicular piece between posts is the scrap left over from the trimmed edge. During delivery, the employees at the store dropped the slab and it broke EXACTLY where it fits between the posts!
Kitchen counter top in progress. Butcher-block with walnut trim. Backsplash to be added next.
The “fill” in the center is made from the scrap left over from cutting. Long story short, the butcher-block was once a single big slab but was broken in two at the store and the shear point couldn’t have been better as it was just between the posts! Kory in background 🙂
These images show a work in progress, taking an old fireplace and turning it into a functional entertainment center and work of art. Using white laminated pine found at a garage sale and ‘blue’ salvage pine from a local retailer. For more updated pictures with the TV and back-lighting in place, which are really nice in the evening, check out Kory’s videos of it completed with the links below!
Not just greenhouses, but art studios, spa surrounds, sun rooms and meditation spaces. These are made from old wood-framed windows, reclaimed cedar decking and most anything I can upcycle for little to no cost. Another feature is that they are portable, meaning they can be taken apart and assembled much like Lego blocks, as all the pieces link together in a tongue and groove method cut into each piece. This gives the structure incredible strength without the use of extra wood framing. Various examples below, all can be viewed on the links to your left.
The Bansai: Made to order for Robert and Kathleen Ridge
This project was custom built for Laurie in Wilsonville Oregon. She is a glass-on-glass mosaic artist that needed a studio to capture as much natural light as possible. Not shown here, but added later is a vinyl floor, heating, lights and more. A built-in desk behind the big windows are perfect for the task of creating great art!
Overlooking fence #1
Overlooking fence #2
Inside: HUGE plate windows!
Hand-made trusses from old cedar decking
Unfinished inside but installed the next day; vinyl covered floor, desk, power and lighting.
From top ladder, area very confined as this is nestled into a garden.
This was custom built for Trish in Scappoose Oregon for over the many raised flower beds in her yard. Because of the portability of these glass enclosures, she is able to relocate over any bed she needs. There are five custom-made windows, including the triangular ones for open venting through the gables. And like all the rest, this one is made of recycled lumber from old decking and wood-framed windows – even the glass of the ‘new’ windows are made of recycled glass.
This is a combination of stained glass, mosaics and custom-made windows. I can’t tell how many hours, weeks, months it took to build, but it began as trying to find a good place for the eagle stained glass window we already had. Hmmm, insert into a greenhouse? Sure! As usual, this one pulls apart and can stored or moved. Portable enough to fit into my old Mustang!