From The Client

We highly recommend Steffenson Carpentry for any level of building project. We worked along with Jim Steffenson and his crew as our house was built and were aware of the planning involved to efficiently move the project forward. From making sure materials were present for each days’ work and minimizing waste to co-ordinating the crew’s work with other trades people, we were very satisfied with the value we received.

Quality control and aesthetic considerations were constants with Jim. He equally loves traditional craftsmanship and innovation in design and green building concepts. He will give skillful attention to projects from tool shed to dream house.

100 year old Washburn remodel

kitchenWashburn-house-finshWe are currently working on rehabing a 100 year old Washburn house. We started out by gutting out the inside and redoing the layout with help from Bill Olson from Olson’s Building Materials. The stairway was almost at a 45 degree angle, so we decreased the slope, and had to re-engineer the upstairs floor to get more room downstairs. We installed new energy-efficient windows and doors, upgraded the insulation with a closed cell foam-dense pack cellulose-with 3/4″foil foam thermo break on the inside to give a R22 wall without adding any more wall to the existing cavity. We also foamed the downstairs block walls and rims, to seal off any other air infiiltration. We totally re-wired the inside, adding a new 200 amp service. The house has been totally re-plumbed, adding a 3/4 bath upstairs, and a full bath with tub/shower downstairs. We also resheetrocked the whole house, adding Mitch Motif’s plaster coat on the walls, to give a bomb-proof finish and “old feel” look to the place.We are currently tiling the baths, and painting. The next two weeks, we will be adding new wood floors upstairs, sanding the downstairs maple floors, and hanging new maple solid core doors , and putting the finish and installing new trim.

Update,new upstairs pine floor laid and finished.We are now milling new pine trim and sanding/finishing.Finished putting up trim Put in new countertops, Got all the plumbing fixtures in and now putting finish on the millwork and doors, floors. Up next- sassaphas treads, black walnut risers and a yellow birch skirt board assembled
we are now moving to the outside after finishes on, appliances in.We’ve rebuilt the sagging back entry then have started trim(LP smartside) on the outside. after trim is up,we will feather in the new shake siding, then put on a new steel roof.

We’re done! Got the exterior finished and except for some window blinds, we are now ready to move to the next project