Starting in high school shop class, I've always been interested in building things out of wood.
Plenty of basic framing and studwork over the years on various projects.
Cutting, installation, mudding, texturing, sanding and painting drywall.
Cutting, installing, grouting and finishing tilework and tile trim.
Electrical work including lighting, switches, receptacles, appliances, and network.
Basic plumbing with copper, PVC, and Pex piping and fittings.
Installing carpet, tile, wood, laminate, and other floors.
All things related to painting including taping, cutting in, feathering, etc.
Basic brickwork including digging, leveling, footings, rebar, and finishing.
When I officially started work in the carpentry trade, my first project was a complete bathroom remodel. This included tile, flooring, and much more. I wasn't even shown how to cut tile - I was just briefly shown the wet saw, and I took it over from there. Pretty much every tile cut you see was me. Beyond that, this was my first month of work, being a helper.
My second job in the trade was a complete kitchen remodel. I failed to get any before pictures, but it was previously all 1950s style, including the whole stove, oven, everything. We gutted the entire kitchen, installed new cabinets, flooring, drywall, paint, appliances, and even replaced the linoleum stairs with something more modern. It was essentially a 70 year upgrade.
Although a smaller job, we ripped up old flooring in a bathroom, replaced rotten subfloor and joists, installed a new tub, surround, and drywall, and set their toilet on a new flange. Beyond that, the customer was responsible for painting, flooring, and finishing.
This job in northern Battle Creek consists of replacing all the flooring on the main floor, installing 3 new ceiling fans, a new shower and surround, and a new countertop in the kitchen. We had to use scaffolding to be able to replace the old chandelier with an extended ceiling fan. Then each of the 2 bedrooms requires a ceiling fan as well, where we had to cut into the walls and ceiling to run new electrical wires.
Living Room - Before
This job in Allegan County has a little bit of everything. From framing in new windows to installing tubs, cabinets, and electrical. This project is essentially reviving an old house.