Author Archives: Jim

Kitchen install

A while back, I started doing work for a kitchen and bath company and one of the projects was to install a new kitchen in a fully renovated raised bungalow. Once the new counter tops are installed, I’ll be able … Continue reading

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Transforming a fireplace

We’ve had a traditional style fireplace in our home that I made almost 10 years ago and have always loved it, especailly at Christmas, but recently we were becoming increasingly frustrated by the cramped corner where our TV unit sits … Continue reading

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Creating higher baseboards

I have always hated the baseboards in our home. They’re small, uneven and crooked and don’t reflect the charm and character of our 100 year old place. The problem I faced in replacing them was that they are solid wood, … Continue reading

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Refinishing an heirloom dining set

I’ve done a fair amount of refinishing in my day from handrails and staircases to furniture pieces and I can honesty say that this one was the most stressful. This country style dining set had a lot of sentimental value … Continue reading

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2 very different backsplashes

A beautiful kitchen backsplash can become the focal point of any kitchen and is often an expression of the homeowner’s style and taste, a bit like art work. Recently, we did two very different backsplashes, one in a condo and … Continue reading

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The Pinnacle

Recently I had the opportunity to do more work for people who have been clients of mine for the past 7 years. I helped them with their first condo at Maple Leaf Square in Toronto: https://smallspacestyle.org/2012/03/27/maple-leaf-square/ and then was contracted … Continue reading

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Wood and Pipe Bar Table

Furniture pieces made from wood and gas pipes has become a huge trend as people gravitate towards a more casual, rustic and vintage decor style. I’ve seen tables, islands, book cases, beds, all made from wood and pipes. I’ve worked … Continue reading

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