Friday, October 06, 2006

Settling in....

Wow, two months in atlanta seems like a day!
Anyway, business here has been a bit slow, probably due to lack of advertising. I thought I would post up here again for all the craigslist traffic I am trying to send here.
The Latest project was a cypress bathroom redo, with select 1x6 paneling on the walls and ceiling, and a hand-made door casing. It turned out great, and the client loved it, but my camera never made the trip.
Tomorrow I start on a deck redo - the client didn't take my bid, and the other guys (I have no idea who they were) made a royal mess out of it. I will be sure and get before and after pictures of that project.
Anyway, anyone here from craigslist should feel free to look around, and can also email me directly for a price quote or reference request.
Hope to hear from you soon!
- Trimworks

Friday, July 21, 2006

Atlanta Bound!

<- Me and dad, somewhere in Vermont, on a cycling trip through the Green mountains!

Sadly, I have decided to leave the lovely gulf coast, and am heading back to traffic, high cost of living, but oh-so-enjoyable HotLanta. I take the LSAT (yikes!) on the 30th of September, and will start law school the following fall.

The projects on the coast are wrapping up (elevator is almost done!!) and I am selling off real estate as fast as i can.

Many thanks to Waldo, Metro-Z and Keith for hosting me for the time being, and anyone with a home for sale - email me please!
Several projects for the week include a fence, a stone patio, and getting the last piece of land up for lease. Can't wait!

Oh, and if you are visiting this site from, please have a look around and feel free to call me with any questions or concerns, just not this weekend - i have gone to ride my bike in north MS, where mercifully, my phone does not get service. My cell phone is 228.366.0240, and NO, you cannot leave me a message. I hate voicemail, but I do return calls. Also, you can use the link in the sidebar to send me an email.

Also, many thanks for Margie Benton's comment - I had no idea my contact info wasn't available. Too much sawdust. Anyway, THANKS!, and email me back about your condo!

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Sorry it's been almost a month since a post, but we have been working, not blogging.
Since the last post, we have done another trimout of a house (nothing exciting), built the TV cabinet you see below, and have poured concrete and framed out the elevator shaft for my first residential elevator. Cabinet was built around the television (52") and turned out fairly well.
<-upper doors

<- Lower Door Detail

<-frame for elevator shaft, bottom floor.

<- Forms & rebar for slab.

We should get the elevator finished up here soon, provided the ^&*) electrician ever shows up.
After that, I have been hired by Camp Coast Care as a General Contractor & consultant to build a large steee building complex that will serve as a habitat for humanity type camp. Office over there (Long Beach, MS) is in a storage container, and the accomodations aren't much better, but the cause is a good one.
Until next time.....
- TrimWorks of MS

Sunday, May 14, 2006

more trimworks news: The &(%# stairs are finally done! (except for a bit of tile). I think they turned out great. see for yourself, and let us know what you think!

Since then, we have built a huge (8' tall x 5' wide) TV cabinet(pictures to come), and currently installing an elevator(photos would be here, but camera cord is at the office), and will be doing a full trim job for a house in Pascagoula. Crown, base, window casings, etc. That will start on the 22nd of this month.

Otherwise, keep thinking of projects, and let us know when you want them built. I really want a new miter saw and stand, so I better quit typing and go drum up some more business.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

<- Jeff, completely whacked on BriWax Fumes. He should wake up by wednesday or so..... Hopefully you like what you have seen thus far, and are bursting with ideas which you would love to see implemented in your place of residence. To further inspire you, here are a few more pictures of things recently accomplished. A built-in Kitchen-Aid Fridge with antiqu cypress wine rack and open storage. Top cabinet is under construction, and will be mounted and finished later today. Photo on right is a detail of the top cabinet.

A few more pictures of work recently (sort-of) completed.

<- A custom Door casing from select pine stock with casing, backband, and rosette blocks.
Somwhere on here (I can't get the formatting to line up right) is a picture of some nice 7" Crown molding. Its the one with the light blue walls.

the cypress cabinet evolves a little more.
I have fallen in love with Kreg's Rocket Pocket as a way to make doors. Aspiring lazy woodworkers should get one. Door joints are now doable, even for an idiot like me.

Rainey, our part-time shop dog. Covered in Planer shavings. Supervisory wages include bones, pig ears, and occasional Wendy's fries

<- Raw antique Cypress becomes finished cabinet face frame and doors.

So, we hope you like our style, and hope you will be in touch as well, mostly tyo prevent our return to homlessness and vagrancy, and keep Jeff's love for paint fumes fed.

Our contact information is as follows.
TrimWorks, Inc
4551 Gautier Vancleave Road
Suite B
Gautier, MS 39553
228.366.0240 (voice)
228.497.5156 (fax)

Sunday, March 19, 2006

TrimWorks: (n)/ : Really Good Carpentry

Hi, and welcome to TrimWorks. First, thanks for visting, and hopefully you will get some sort of good from your visit. Being from the south, we must first make introductions.

The Crew:
<- This is Jeff(a.k.a. The Scientist). He goes by Fluffy. He takes care of painting, prep, and making sure I never get to relax. Ever. He has no brain-mouth filter, and is our main source of entertainment. Here he is on a roof, showing off the goods. As it happens, the person above him actually getting some work done is me. Classic. Fluff also serves as T-shirt maker, part-time romeo, coffee-fetcher extraordinaire, dog-trainer, and one day, will be a decent nailer of sticks. He has aspirations of piratehood, inclinations of dolphin-ness, and is also a master scuba-diver.
<- Another pirate-to-be, Corey (The O.G. of pirates) is Jeff's partner in piratehood, loves to boat-shop, and is prone to sunburns after too much grog. Corey is our master of the "rig" and has been known to spend hours to properly cover cubbyholes. He has been known to build modern furniture on his lunch breaks. He has no fear of heights, lives on mexican salads, and is most famous for the coining of the term "C-Worker" - the dubious title we all hold, along with our college diplomas.

<- This is Taylor, also known as "The Dink". In the background is D Vann - laziest man alive, and our future legal counsel, provided he gets out of law school. Dink drives a nuclear-powered Tacoma, loves "Tha Griz" and freaks out randomly. He also is the second-most whipped guy in Mississippi. The judges are still out on number 1. Dink loves to run sanders, caulk, spackle, and talk about how badass his truck is. Oh, and talk on the phone to his girlfriend. He enjoys big burritos, diet coke, long haired dachshunds, and cleaning jobsites. He holds the title of "The Monica Sellis of construction". Don't ask. And the chief moron - me. I try to keep this herd of cro-magnons in line, show them what NOT to do (Read: nail-gun on thumb= bad) and try to keep us out of jail and bankruptcy. I started building things at around age 2 with my grandad, and just kept on going.

Ok, now that you know everyone, we would like to take a bit more of your time to show off what we can do. Our sign (on the sides of the tool trailer) reads: Trim, Cabinets, General Contracting, Decks, Gazebos, Additions, Porches, (you get the idea).
I am (believe it or not) a licensed residential builder in Mississippi, and in theory, am able to build a whole house from scratch. However, because i am also a stubborn person, we pretty much stick to carpentry. As of now, we have done:

<- This Deck

1 Foundation (sorry no photos - its under a house anyway)
Trim (7 doors, baseboards, casings and windows)
Siding (Hardi-Plank) - see photo of Fluffy
A set of custom Stairs (Photos to come)

Custom Newel posts and balusters for stairs

<-A custom TV Cabinet. built around a 42" Dell Plasma. Too bad we didn't get visitation rights in the contract. Birch plywood with Poplar stock for door and face frames

We have bids out for:
an Elevator (residential)
Custom birch cabinets in a house
Brazilian Cherry vanity
Custom trim-out of antique house
15'x20' Gazebo with Timber-frame and cypress doors

We do all of our own designs, with a few stolen from magazines/books, etc, but neverthless shamelessly claimed. All the work is done in-house, and we proudly stand behind it - or go running for the hills, depending on the outcome.
Well, for the time being, that's all, but check back often for more photos, work examples, and C-workin' good times.

- TrimWorks Crew