architecture hands-on construction skills learned
1971 - present



                        


unless noted otherwise all images copyright d. holmes chamberlin jr architect llc

framing

    
Complete framing of homes from foundation to chimney.


excavation


Doing the rough cutting with a rented excavator, Sunhollow House, 1976.



Moving the excavated earth to the dump in a rented truck, Sunhollow House, 1976.


concrete

masonry


Laying concrete block, Turnstone Cove, 2004.


    
Preparation for, and installation of Cultured Stone rock, Turnstone Cove, 2005.


plumbing

electrical

drywall


    
Drywall hanging, taping, and texturing (shown).



finish carpentry



Installing off-the-shelf and creating custom made cabinetwork, Turnstone Cove, 2005.



Circular oak stair installation, Turnstone Cove, 2006.

tile



Laying of floor tiles, Sunhollow House, 1976.


hardwood flooring



Laying of Bruce, random width, pegged hardwood floors, 1977, and Karrs floating oak floors, 2005.
Examples of tile work on fireplace and custom oak cabinets can be seen in background.

painting







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