Posts Tagged ‘process’

Dekton and Fir. John McBride photo

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Photos and work courtesy of McBride Construction

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Drywall installation


and a new skylight over the shower


And from the desk – Design of the cabinetry and storage in the ceramic studio:

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black siding

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During a break in the rain today John and the backyard ceramic studio owner made some samples of charred cedar siding.  Very exciting.

The layer of charred wood on the exterior will make the siding more durable, in addition to looking very nice.  Thanks to Christian Palino for the photos.


Charring the cedar

Heavily charred board


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The first three shots here are showing the site work for a new little ceramic studio. We are saving that little citrus tree and the foundation will angle around it. This will create an interesting interior space with a cozy sitting area on one end and a wider studio area at the other.  The lot slopes down to the right and we are adding a retaining wall along the property line to level the lot. The concrete walls will be board-formed and hopefully look very nice.

Formwork for retaining walls IMG_0954

This is John McBride, hard at work. Oscar and Jose behind working on the excavation for the footing.

McBride Construction at Work

Here you see a new 3/16″ thick steel awning recently installed. Gonzalvo is installing the lag screws. There will be another similar awning over the doors above. I tried to talk the owner into painting them bright blue or fireball orange to match their front door, but she chose a more conservative and very classy grey brown. Kind of like wrought iron.

This is a different job. They have just installed that 3/16" Steel Awning. Very Heavy. (Thanks for the photo Steve Coleman)

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Tall Shelving Between Kitchen and Dining Area for All the Dishes

Tall Shelving Between Kitchen and Dining Area for All the Dishes

Efficient Pantry for all the Food

Efficient Pantry For All the Food

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New front door in time for halloween Looking back through the kitchen and dining room addition punchlist kitchen

This Berkeley addition and full house remodel is almost finished and we are all very excited.

I’ll do a full post with before and after photos soon, but I can’t resists giving you a preview. Steve Coleman is the contractor.

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McBride Construction hard at work finishing the flashing

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Addition at the back

I am very pleased with the progress on this project. Windows and doors are next!


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