Full of American pride and representing our country’s humble beginnings (with several United States presidents having been born in the structures), log cabins offer tradition and class. Modern log cabins can be quite luxurious while still offering a rustic feel. Log cabins are built from all natural materials and are very environmental friendly, and they […]
One of the most common species of wood used in a craftsman’s workshop is poplar. Poplar wood is used to build everything from furniture to wood turnings, as it is a very versatile wood. From cabinets in many of today’s homes to the base of the famous Mona Lisa panel painting, poplar wood is used […]
Say goodbye to splinters, staining and all the high maintenance of old wooden decks. PVC decking lumber offers the same luxurious style and value without all the hassle of out dated wooden decking. PVC decking lumber comes in every imaginable color or style out there. Including exotic wood designs or complimentary solid colors.
In addition to its specialization in exotic hardwood lumber, J. Gibson McIlvain specializes in architectural millwork. This kind of woodwork—which includes baseboards, paneling, doors, and window casings—is typically made by lumber mills and delivered to the job site.
Efficient appliances and smart organization solutions are key elements in a well-designed twenty-first century kitchen. Gone are the days when “homemaking” was a woman’s primary role or formal dining areas were separate from closed-in utilitarian kitchens. Today’s kitchen is the hub of the home and used by adults and children, alike. It needs user-friendly storage […]
Is your commercial building old and outdated? Are you looking for a way to renovate and rejuvenate the appearance of your building? The overall exterior appearance of your building can be very important to your customers. As they approach the building, are they stuck looking at a dreary, outdated facade? If so, it is time […]
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) has been internationally recognized as a certification system for environmentally friendly buildings. According to the U.S. Green Building Council, $464 million worth of construction registers with LEED each day. Since 2000, the LEED membership has nearly quadrupled to nearly 20,000 member organizations. Because the trend to build, […]
Do you ever have those moments when you think about some ordinary thing for too long, and it starts to seem really foreign or strange? Sometimes it happens to me with words – for some reason the other day I thought way too hard about the word “drain”, and after a few minutes it could […]
If you’ve ever visited a large city, you know the sense of wonder you feel when looking up at tall buildings towering hundreds of feet overhead. At night, that sense of wonder is magnified in an almost magical way when the buildings light up and the city is aglow. Neon lights, digital billboards, and streetlights […]
Whether it’s new paint or a new roof, every house needs something. In fact, some houses seem to need everything! From basement to roof, houses—even new ones—need work. It’s a never-ending story of a cycle that provides great job security for the people who fix them. If the home renovation you’re planning falls into the category […]