1 In older homes it is often necessary to match the existing trim, even though it is no longer available. This style is easily duplicated. Others take more ingenuity.
2 The effect here of the cedar trimming every window and covering two walls and the whole cathedral ceiling is simple wonderful. It's not so simple to do however, with care required not to damage the soft wood, and to combine the very variably grained boards in a way that is balanced and pleasing.
3 The easy way out here would have been to butt the vertical boards into the horizontal ones.
4 From start to finish this door involved rough framing, hanging, door knob installion, trimming, caulking and painting. When it's all over the door should have a nice 'click' to it when shutting.
5 This custom door was ordered without the frame to avoid redoing exterior siding and to minimize the step over the concrete sill. So the old frame had to be made to fit the new door.
6 Two existing stained glass creations called for custom built thermo-pane windows, into which they could be set. This has been my only foray into window manufacturing.
7 Custom thermopane window to accomodate stained glass panels
8 I have several customers who prefer to keep their old-fashioned hardware.
9 Walls were reconfigured in this old home trimmed again with original oak mouldings
10 Upstairs doors, frames and trim completely renewed
11 This wall unit required me to duplicate the crown used in the kitchen
Newmaker is the spirit that drives a lifetime of creativity, and is a reflection of the Creator who continues to make all things new.
H.James Company is the business name for the renovation services of Henry de Jong since 1991. Services have been offered as sub-contractor and as contractor, but primarily as a professional craftsman working alone. Working on small to medium size jobs allows a personal committment to executing every detail with the same care, and to working one job at a time, on a steady and predictable schedule.