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Chair rail detail for whole-house master carpentry project.

Our client, a retired civil engineer, began an ambitious custom cabinetry project for his 2,058 sq. ft. two-story home in Walnut Creek’s Carriage Square neighborhood. Where he and his wife had lived for 38 years, raised their kids, and created beautiful memories.

Unfortunately, John wasn’t able to complete his passion project. A health scare changed everything. The couple needed to relocate. They wanted a contractor with a background in Old World high-end finish carpentry to complete the work, before putting the residence up for sale.

They asked Beckner Contracting & Management to adorn the staircase – designing, sourcing, assembling, and installing a classic oak balustrade (handrail), solid oak treads, risers, and newel posts, plus wainscoting, chair rails, wall paneling, and skirt boards.

The homeowner said, “I found Craig Beckner to be very understanding. We vibrated at the same frequency.”

In addition, we handled custom built-in cabinetry, flooring, and door paneling. Installed glass cabinet doors with mortised butt hinges. Trimming windows with sills and casing. Upstairs and downstairs.

*Photo: Staircase, as part of extensive custom finish carpentry project for single family home built in 1964. Walnut Creek, California. By Beckner Contracting & Management, Inc.

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