Tuesday, January 2, 2018

2017 Wrap-up

Hi Everyone,

Happy New Year!  Sila Remodeling (and me of course) is busier than ever. Collaborating with talented designers, architects, costumers, and even artists. Before this year's projects get underway I'll fill you in on some from 2017. Hopefully I'll be seeing you this year - I'm always available if you have an idea you want to talk about. And please feel free to forward this to anyone who has construction/remodeling related questions and projects. 

The Projects-
Some were unique;
Inline image 1 a 1/10 scale model of the world's largest pile-driving rig (I went to school with the company's owner)
A kitchen and bathroom in Magnolia
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A little time off in the summer -Slovakia!
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A second story bathroom addition in Ballard
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Plenty of work in the shop;
Inline image 6   With a trusted associate (Filip building a project for school)

Even building sets for the Olympic Ballet Theatre's 2017 production of the Nutcracker   

                       Inline image 8         Inline image 1Inline image 3 That's my favorite ballerina! This year's Nutcracker was beautiful:)

Tools ready to go for 2018! The setup keeps developing, making on-sight footprint lighter and job completion quicker. 

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See you in 2018!

Sincerely, Lars

 Sila Remodeling
Lars Christian-Sole Proprietor
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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Old School

A few pictures from our year in Slovakia. This was one of the ways I kept myself busy- the entrance to Emilia's house. The wood came from the forest behind the village, the roofing had been sitting in the backyard for the last 20 years.

One more of Pani Kuba. A WW2 veteran and great admirer of Emilia (Silvia's Mother).
Mr. Kuba watches patiently as a man  less then half his age manages to do half the work in twice the time. I have blisters on my fingers almost immediately.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Ballard Kitchen Remodel

Sometimes I kick myself for not taking the before pictures. Just try to imagine the kitchen cabinets painted orange. Most of the original cabinetry is original with new doors and drawers.  The kitchen nook is entirely new.
This was fun. Sometimes its a shame to cover an interesting structural element-it's hidden under the skin.
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Monday, January 9, 2017

Cabinetry - Projects

 "House Jewelry".  Some of it is cabinetry, some of it a facelift of existing woodwork. Most of it is built in the shop, however, so that on sight dust and disruption is kept to a minimum.

Had to include this. Built for a school fundraiser it is the only "vertical chessboard" I've ever (will ever?) built. Chess pieces were painted by my son's classmates:)