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Double mahogany front doors

Posted by on June 15, 2017 in My personal work | 0 comments

Double mahogany front doors

Double mahogany front doors by Shapira Builders    Eight by eight feet door system. Designed and installed by Shapira Builders Tweet Vote on HN

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Interior sliding French door with one fixed panel

Posted by on March 1, 2017 in My personal work | 0 comments

Interior sliding French door with one fixed panel

Sliding French door with one fixed panel    This home had a nice size room with no doors, just an open square archway. My client wonted to turn the room into an office with dual pane glass French doors. This system works much better than installing double doors, that would require a lot of space. My solution was, one fixed panel and one sliding door. The existing opening was too large for standard doors. I reduced the opening with two by four studs and drywall.   The sliding door is hung on a Johnson track that is attached to the...

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Custom coffee table on wheels

Posted by on January 14, 2017 in My personal work | 0 comments

Custom coffee table on wheels

  Coffee table designed and created by Shapira Builders   This coffee table is simple and elegant, an easy solution to move it around the house. Made with pine wood, few screws, glue and spray cans of paint. Designed and created by Dov Shapira     Tweet Vote on HN

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Decorative window shutters

Posted by on December 5, 2016 in My personal work | 0 comments

Decorative window shutters

Decorative window cedar shutters   These shutters are made with clear cedar wood. The shutters are finished with linseed oil with no stain to keep the natural beauty of the wood. The shutters are screwed to the block wall. They are stationary. The installation: Drill four holes in the shutter, then hold the shutter in the right position  and mark the wall with pencil for drilling wall. Drill four 3/8 of an inch diameter holes in the block wall. Pound wood tightly into the holes, Line up the shutter withe holes and drive four screws into...

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Interior window dressing

Posted by on November 16, 2016 in My personal work | 0 comments

Interior window dressing

Interior window dressing by Shapira Builders   Simple and beautiful solution for dressing a window.       I created this window dressing for my daughter’s apartment. The frame work is made of rough swan cedar wood. The fabric is thick cotton lace stapled to the back side. Installed three small hinges on each side on the face of the frame. I applied dark stain to the woodwork prior to fabric installation. Thank you for reading.   Shapira Builders always gives free...

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Double cedar gates

Posted by on August 1, 2016 in My personal work | 2 comments

Double cedar gates

Designing, creating and installing double cedar gates by Shapira Builders    The homeowners in Scottsdale AZ, asked me to replace double knotty alder doors that were falling apart.     This home have a  surroundings block wall with stucco and an arch way for double gates. This home was custom built for these homeowners. For some reason, they used two knotty alder doors as gates, that are exposed to the weather. That was a bad choice of wood specie. Cedar has a natural resin like redwood and cypress that acts as a protection...

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Installation of four French sliding doors system

Posted by on January 28, 2016 in My personal work | 1 comment

Installation of four French sliding doors system

Installation of French doors in an existing arch way between hallway and an office       My clients had an open archway between his office and the hallway in his house. The archway is about ten feet wide and nine feet tall. My clients asked me for suggestions how to go about with such wide opening, the wanted French doors. My first thought was sliding French doors and two fixed side panels that are the same size are the sliding doors. I described them the beam that I will install above the doors. The space above the doors will...

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Give your driveway an accent

Posted by on December 6, 2015 in My personal work | 0 comments

Give your driveway an accent

Give your driveway an accent with decorative fence    Give your driveway a nice accent with 3×4 lumber and a rope. How to: Shape the top of the lumber on your table saw and apply stain. 2. Drill a hole of 3/4″ for the rope. 3. Soak the rope in wood preservative and let it dry. 4. Install the lumber in the ground and fish the rope in the holes. Tweet Vote on HN

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Making rolling flower beds

Posted by on November 29, 2015 in My personal work | 0 comments

Making rolling flower beds

  The wheels I found in garage sales, junk stores, antique stores and so on. The lumber can be anything like scrap wood. I treat the lumber with wood preservative and then I stain it. It doesn’t need any finish coat like polyurethane. The rails or the bars are made from one continuous 2×4 lumber, attached to the wheel axle back to the handle part. The flower bed is a box screwed to the railings. All these rolling flower beds are designed and built by Shapira...

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Assembling Pergola kit and installation

Posted by on November 29, 2015 in My personal work | 0 comments

Assembling Pergola kit and installation

  A client of Shapira builders company purchased a pergola kit online from Pergola Depot My client, the homeowners, asked me to give them a bid to assemble it and install it in the ground. The kit came with drawing and instruction. The first thing was to dig four hole, four feet deep for the six by six posts. The overall structure is seventeen by seventeen feet by eight feet clearance. The rafters are installed one foot apart and the two by two above are six inches apart on center. Next step is bolting double two by eight to the post and...

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