RICarpentryServices.com


Services Provided
Remodeling, Additions, Kitchens, Baths

Areas Served
RI

Typical Job Cost
$400 - $100000
Usually charge Time and Materials


Business Description
Remodeling, Additions, Kitchens, Baths
Location:
Warwick, RI US 
Contact:
Russell Golde 
Type:
 
Address:
Warwick, RI 02886 
License #:
7246 
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I try to get clients to not use particleboard cabinets, especially frameless ones. In my experience they damage easily and don't last as long as plywood. In this case a frame would hold the sides straighter and add strength to the entire cabinet. I'm not sure a shim and time will do anything for the cabinet side.
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Tucker Construction Ltd.
Agree with RiCarpentryServices.com, most cabinets we get our clients to install and plywood and maple. But if they need to save the money, the particle board cabinets are a good option, we just put soft closers on everything, it helps the particle board last longer.
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Mary Porzelt of Boston Kitchen Designs
With your hinge on the right, it will not be a problem but to clarify,if your cabinets and panel were flush, the countertop would extend past the refrigerator panel about 1 1/2". If the refrigerator door was opened all of the way, it could bang against the corner of the countertop.
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Structural issues are the biggest concern when considering a new old house. On several jobs I've had to replace the first floor framing and the main beam supporting the floors. While the work was going on you could open the outside door to the house and look down at the basement floor. The new floor when finished was flat, solid and squeak free, well worth the effort. Look for a house with higher ceilings, there is little anyone can do to fix the cramped feeling of low ceilings. One could also enclose the old house with a new one like in the picture but I wouldn't want to do that again.
August 3, 2014 at 5:11AM     
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River Valley Cabinet Works
@jergens1211- I had to go back up and find your original postings to see about what you were talking. I don't think the trend nowadays is to "overbuild" anything; rather it is the opposite. Things like I-joists and this new minimalist framing technique called "efficient framing" or some such removes a lot of redundancy in favor of environmental impacts such as energy efficiency and saving of raw materials.

The manufacturers of I-joists finally caught on and came out with Flak-Jacket-the intumescent coating that helps protect it's vulnerable belly. What happens when the weather event comes along and turns the energy-efficient project into match sticks because there is no redundancy?

As for insulating plaster walls, we have a new addition on an old house. The old house walls are three layers of brick deep with plaster applied right to the brick on the inside face. We insulated by building 2 x 4 walls around the inside for mechanicals and insulation. I'm still kicking myself for not air-sealing.
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bluemyrtle45
Wow! A month on the same topic and still going. I always like to do a pro and con list. In this case it could be a pro and con list to buy a particular older house or the pros and cons of buying old versus new. New comes with its own set of headaches and costs. I always think that buying any house is a compromise. Pick you poison, or pleasure.
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I have used RI Carpentry services for many jobs over the past few years. The last job was a remodeling of my kitchen. the job was done on time and within budget...
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Russell has worked with us on a variety of projects: entryway remodel, kitchen remodel, bathroom remodel, new construction for a screen house, just to name a fe...
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Russell Golde has done exceptional work on our house for the past 7 years. Russell remodeled and upgraded our kitchen and bathroom. He built us a beautiful addi...
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RI Carpentry Services is outstanding! Russell Golde performed two major projects for us in addition to multiple other small carpentry jobs. The first was a maj...
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