Dailey Woodworks

Over Size Door Installation in Bryan Texas

This doorway was a challenge.  The entry to an older home in Bryan, TX was a massive door that, unfortunately, was damaged beyond repair.  Years of rain, Texas heat, and, most recently, a beating from Hurricane Harvey had caused the old wooden door to swell, crack, and begin to fail at the joints.  We set about replacing the door and rebuilding the entryway.

My clients chose a door from our door supplier and we installed it when the door arrived a few weeks later.  The old entryway had no insulation and I can imagine that in full summer heat or winter chill, you would feel the draft walking by.  We completely tore out the old framing, built new framing, installed the door, added insulation, closed it back up, and painted it.

The finished result really boosted the curb appeal of this home.  In fact, the homeowners loved it so much that I’m going back to replace a few more doors for them in the next couple of weeks.  We originally painted the door and surround in Doe Skin by Kelly Moore but since both of the homeowners are professors at Texas A&M University, it just wasn’t right without some Aggie Maroon.

 

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Rusty’s Remodel Part 2 (Bedroom Addition)

Home Remodel in College Station TX

Check Out Part One of this Series

Last week I showed the before and afters of the exterior of this home.  One my summer helper and I finished the exterior repairs and painting we moved inside to build a wall.  This rental was to be targeted at college students so another bedroom would help maximize the income potential of this property.  The front den/living room was fairly small and there is a large common area that connects what is now the Living/Dinning area to the kitchen.

The process was fairly simple.  Build a wall seperating the entry way from the living area.  Install a door, build a closet.  For the closet we used a nice, and expensive, double mirrored sliding door.  I was impressed with how easy it was to install.  We then waited, forever, for the electricians to finish their part then finished the drywall and painting.

Rusty’s Remodel – Part 1(Exterior)

Home Remodel in College Station TX

I was leaving Home Depot, again.  When I get a phone call.  On the other end is an excited guy who just bought his first rental property, and he’s writing a book about it.  Okay….? That’s different.  He wanted me to build a wall or something.  We set up a time to meet for an estimate and I head back to the house I was painting.

As a carpenter/small business owner I come across all types of people and personalities.  Most good, some annoying, and a few bad.  Then occasionally you’ll meet a guy like Rusty. Someone who is genuinely a great person, and then you get to work for him.  It also turned into my biggest job since moving back to the Brazos Valley.

He originally wanted an estimate to convert a Den/Living room into a bedroom.  Texas A&M University is the life blood of College Station.  Rusty purchased a house near campus that is a prime candidate for students.  More bedrooms more rent, it’s that simple.  We talked about the scope of work and I ask him to let me give him a bid on painting the exterior, doing some cabinet work, etc.  We talked about how he needed the job done by the first of August, I said I could do it, we finished at the end of the first week of August…which was not entirely my fault.

Here is the Exterior Work:

 

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