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The Extra Mile

Here’s another update from the whole home renovation that we’re getting close to wrapping up over in Celista. Increasingly, our clients are focusing on the details that make their house a home, and that’s certainly the case with this project. And we’re more than happy to help.

The clients have some land on the other side of the Squilax Anglemont Road from their house. Years ago, just after purchsing the property, they removed some fir trees to make room for an RV. The wood did not go to to waste, with most of the bigger fir trees being cut into wood slabs and left to cure.

Our clients really wanted to use some of this wood somehow in their renovation. They approached us during the project with the idea of creating a wooden fireplace mantle from the fir. So after some discussion with the interior designer Kyla Widdicombe and our Project Manager Doug Mann, the clients decided to proceed. Doug carved off a section with his chainsaw and took it to run it through a planer. It was then prepped using a wire brush and ultimately finished with varathane. The end result, which you can see in the photos below, is a custom mantle created from a tree which grew only a few yards away.

The tile surround is also of note. Our stonemason/tilesetter, Marcus Buhrig, was entrusted with installing huge 2′ X 4′ tiles. Not only did he have to handle these large, heavy tile with care, he had to run the corner tiles through his beam saw to create the mitre joint. This is not something most other tilesetters could do, and it definitely made the difference!

Here at Copper Island Fine Homes, we’re always happy to go extra mile for a client — we really do care, and we’ll go to great lengths to make our clients happy.