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This is a custom designed home built on Black Sturgeon Lake in Kenora. We started with a great design and then worked closely with the owners to ensure that everything was just right. All of the carpentry work from the foundation, framing and timbers through to the painting and interior details was completed by our three man crew.

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    We have cleared the building site.
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    The undulating bedrock required stepped footings.
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    We thoroughly pressure washed the bedrock before scribing the footing to it.
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    The footings and ICF wall are poured.
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    We've started framing the lower level floor.
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    The lower level walls are done.
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    Crawl space and lower level wall framing is complete.
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    Lower and main level deck framing is underway.
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    All of the exterior walls are framed with standard 2x6 construction and sheathed with OSB. We then install a 1.5" thick layer of rigid Roxul insulation and strap the walls with 1x4's before installing the Tyvek. This makes for a very energy efficient home.
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    The main level walls have been completed and we are ready to start constructing the timber roof.
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    All of the ceilings will have exposed timbers for their visual appeal. In some places the roof structure is timber and in other places the designer specified standard trusses.
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    All of the ceilings will have exposed timbers for their visual appeal. In some places the roof structure is timber and in other places the designer specified standard trusses.
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    A view from the water, the home is taking shape!
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    All of the roof framing is complete and we have started installing the sheathing.
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    To allow the timber roof construction to be visible inside all of the roof insulation is outside of the framing. The designer specified four layers of 1.5" thick foam, with all of the joints staggered. The 2x4's are screwed through to the underlying structure and provide a nailing base for the OSB and shingles.
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    With the home watertight we have begun working on the interior details. We fabricate the timber stair stringers on site.
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    The lower level deck and pergola.
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    The lower level deck and pergola.
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    The main level deck with gas firepit, what a view!
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    The living room ceiling, gas fireplace and barn door to the master bedroom.
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    Timber stairs with wood and metal railing.
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    Timber stairs with wood and metal railing.
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    The kitchen and dining room as viewed from the living room.
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    A very welcoming main entrance!
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    The completed home as viewed from the lake.

 

Black Sturgeon Lake

This new home was constructed on Black Sturgeon Lake. We started with an undeveloped lot and built the new home from beginning to end, including building the custom cabinetry and interior doors. We hired qualified subcontractors for the electrical, drywall, plumbing, HVAC and masonry.

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Lake of the Woods Reno

We were contracted to do a complete interior renovation to this cottage on Lake of the Woods. For the exterior portion of the project we removed and replaced all of the windows, siding, re-built the decks and added a screen room which incorporated a timber framed covered entry. The entire front wall was re-built to allow us to make significant design changes to the window sizes and placement. We added a small exercise room adjacent to the covered entry and converted a portion of the roof into a second living room to allow extra room when entertaining, both of these additions were timber framed. We built new walkways to tie the main cottage to the guest cottage as well as the dock and boathouse.

We partially renovated the interior of the cottage as well. We built all of the new custom cabinetry to the owners specifications and needs. We preserved the hardwood floors and cedar wall paneling throughout the course of the renovation.

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Outdoor kitchen on Black Sturgeon Lake

These photos are of an outdoor kitchen that we built on Black Sturgeon Lake. We built the cabinets out of King Starboard, which is a marine grade polymer sheet material. We used it for the cabinet carcasses as well as the doors. The product is completely maintenance free and impervious to the elements. Granite counter tops complete this durable outdoor kitchen. We built everything beginning with the concrete foundation through to the completion of the pizza oven and installation of the cultured stone. What a fantastic place to entertain family and friends!

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North Shore Royal Lake

This project was an extensive renovation of an older cottage along with a few additions. We lifted and leveled the existing cottage, poured a new concrete footing and framed pressure treated foundation walls before setting the cottage back down. We added a master bedroom suite, a 2nd living room and screen room as well as new decks. We added rigid insulation and strapping to the exterior of the cottage before replacing all of the windows, siding, soffit, fascia and shingles. While this work was taking place we preserved all of the carpet, cabinetry and interior finishes.

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McCallum Point Rd.

This project involved working with Claude Lord as the design consultant. We were the general contractor, managing all aspects of the reconstruction of the existing cottage. Sub trades included qualified electricians, plumbers, and stonemasons. All other elements of the job, including timber framing and custom cabinetry, were completed by us.

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    We are part way through the framing of a 14' x 28' addition that will contain two bedrooms and a bathroom on the north side of the original cottage.
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    A storage space is added by enclosing the high crawl space area beneath the new addition.
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    We have just completed the floor framing for the 20' x 20' screen room on the south side of the existing cottage.
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    The view the owners see when they arrive at the main entrance of their fully renovated and expanded cottage.
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    A close-up of the front entry timber frame work.
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    The front of the completed cottage as seen from the lake.
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    Looking down on the screened in family room prior to final landscaping completion.
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    The living room as seen from the entrance to the main bathroom.
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    Inside the screen room as seen from where it joins the kitchen.
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    Plenty of room for friends and family.
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    The screen room timber frame truss work.
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    The dining area and kitchen as seen from the living room.
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    Custom built kitchen by J. Kehl Carpentry Ltd fits in well with the rest of the cottage aesthetic.
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    Unique wine rack as designed by Claude Lord.
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    Kitchen island with easily accessible microwave and reclaimed pine work top.
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    Custom vanity in the main bathroom.

Seitler Drive

We built this new home as a turnkey project with the home owner acting as general contractor; purchasing material as well as selecting sub trades. To help the owners with the general contracting we scheduled concrete, excavation, crane services, material deliveries, and coordinated workflows with the subtrades. Subcontractors included electricians, plumbers, HVAC, kitchen cabinet & countertops, and fireplace stonework.

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    We've just begun site preparations.
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    Concrete piers anchored to bedrock provide a solid foundation.
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    The concrete piers and grade beam are complete and we've begun wall framing.
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    We've almost completed the 2nd level floor framing.
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    The 2nd level is taking shape.
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    Placing the roof trusses safely and efficiently.
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    Roof framing in process. This home will have 2" foam to increase energy efficiency and 1x4 strapping to provide a solid nailing base for the siding.
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    Roof framing is complete and we've starting installing the sheathing.
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    We are ready for shingles.
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    We're completing the framing of the garage roof overhang.
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    Foam and strapping are complete and we have started installing the house wrap.
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    The new home is weather tight.
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    Installation of the fiber cement siding has begun.
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    Complete and ready to move in!
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    The tile backsplash and hardwood flooring compliment the cabinetry and granite counters nicely.
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    Fireplace mantle designed and built by Jason.
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    The finishing touches complete a new home.

Barkman Close

We built this new home from foundation to lockup with the home owner acting as general contractor; purchasing material as well as selecting sub trades. To help the owners with the general contracting we scheduled concrete, excavation and crane services as well as material deliveries.These pictures were taken over a four month period from May through August.

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Winnipeg River

We built a four season cottage with an insulated crawlspace, walk-out lower level and a main level with a loft. This design is tall and fits in very well with the steeply sloped site that it is built on. A detached garage was also constructed.

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    When we arrived on site the client already had the site scraped to bedrock and fully prepared for us to start forming for the concrete pier and grade beam foundation.
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    Some of the pier forming is complete, along with the re-bar dowels into bedrock. We have bagged the form tubes to keep them dry with rain looming on the horizon. The sand backfill provides good drainage around the piers. Not shown is the concrete grade beam that rests on and connects the piers. The sand backfill is not bearing any weight of the structure.
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    If you look closely you can see the forming for the grade beam at ground level. From there we start with the insulated concrete forms (ICF) that make up the walk-out basement side and rear walls. These hollow foam blocks are filled with concrete and create a strong and well insulated structure.
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    Care is taken to select the floor joists for straightness and crown characteristics. We do the same for each and every wall stud as we continue on with the framing.
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    Exterior walls are now being laid out.
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    The steeply pitched roof trusses give the ceiling of the main level room an open and airy feel and allow plenty of windows to provide a great view of the water below. Notice the floor for the upper loft at the rear of the cottage.
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    The steeply pitched roof trusses and the dormer combine to give the master suite plenty of closet space and a bathroom, along with allowing room for a spacious bedroom.
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    Crane service is used to get the shingles onto the roof safely and efficiently. It was a wet summer and as we installed the roof sheathing we immediately covered it with synthetic shingle underlayment to keep the interior of the cottage dry installing the shingles.
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    The home is weathertight and lockable now. Garage floor in the foreground is also in progress.
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    The exterior work is now complete with fiber cement siding and detached garage.

Custom Woodwork Projects

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