Interior sliding French door with one fixed panel

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...

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Decorative window shutters

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...

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Interior window dressing

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...

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Double cedar gates

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...

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