Archive for August, 2015

Reduce remodeling stress.

Reduce remodeling stress.

August 29, 2015 at 5:05 pm

Most people remodel once or twice in a lifetime. So we can’t grasp quite how disruptive it will be to live through a remodel. Until you are right smack in the middle of it. Even with the best organization and care, the process is stressful. Construction workers tromp through your […]

 
Finishing.

Finishing.

August 29, 2015 at 1:51 pm

We love nail guns, but they don’t always get the job done and you’re left with nail heads protruding slightly above the surface of the wood. My Starrett nail set is the essential “go-to” tool to push the nail heads below the surface. We fill the holes with spackle, then […]

 

We use a jigsaw upside down.

August 22, 2015 at 10:29 am

*When cutting wood, it’s very easy to tear out the grain. To get a very clean cut, we use a jigsaw on the backside so the blade cuts down on the surface. Same advice for a skill saw; we cut the material upside down so the teeth cut into the […]

 
Baked in a Beckner Contracting remodeled kitchen.

Baked in a Beckner Contracting remodeled kitchen.

August 20, 2015 at 6:14 pm

Remodeling services, recipes included. Tart by Nicole. Kitchen with double oven by Beckner Contracting & Management. ASPARAGUS GRUYERE TART Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On a floured surface, roll the puff pastry into a 16-by-10-inch rectangle. Trim uneven edges. Place pastry on a baking sheet. With a sharp knife, lightly […]

 

Quote in our wheelhouse.

August 19, 2015 at 5:28 am

“Necessity is the mother of invention, it is true, but its father is creativity, and knowledge is the midwife.” Jonathan Schatke is the author.

 
My biggest fan is…

My biggest fan is…

August 18, 2015 at 8:45 pm

…my mother-in-law. She is always telling me to use her as a reference, “Just have your clients call me: when Craig does something, he does it right the first time.” 🙂 For her condo in LA, we installed “age in place” improvements in strategic locations, and helped with upgrades and […]

 
Supporting the Danville Chamber.

Supporting the Danville Chamber.

August 12, 2015 at 7:31 am

Danville Chamber of Commerce 2015 Aloha Golf Classic. Happy with a score of 67 (best ball format). That’s me on the left!