C3 – Kevin Catlett

Kingsland, TX – 210-394-3325

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Month: March 2016

Addition or Accessory Dwelling?

Have you found yourself in need of more space? Maybe a growing family, an aging loved one or the need for a home office has prompted you to look at your options. When faced with the need for more space most people think of adding on to their existing home. Additions are a good option if they fit the design of the home. Additions can help improve resale value and add to the overall flow and function of your home. But additions require a good design to keep from disrupting the existing features as well.

Have you considered adding an accessory dwelling? Rural properties have very few limitations regarding additions but more and more city codes are allowing a second living structure to be built on existing lots.  A properly planned and designed accessory dwelling can increase your overall value of your property and allow a multitude of options for your future.

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A detached game room can double as an office if you work from home. The same space an be used as a guest house for friends and family or even be used as an apartment for a child while attending college. The addition of a finished apartment can provide living space for a parent or loved one and become a rental unit in the future.

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Planning a space to be functional for today’s needs and flexible for tomorrow can add value to your life for years to come.

Kevin Catlett
C3 Contracting

Dog Proof Table

My wife recently asked for a table that our lovable, tail waggin’ Labrador wouldn’t knock over. It seems that her tail gets out of control and tends to knock over my wife’s drink, her phone, the entire table……. And she wants a drink holder that would fit her Yeti insulated cup.

Not a problem….. A trip to the bone yard and a new project is born……
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Recycled farm disk base, two horse shoes, 2″ flat bar, and a recycled 2 x 12 floor joist.  I used #1 horse shoes to fit the larger cup size. Tervis tumblers also are a great fit!

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And here it is ready to use! Satin black paint and tung oil on the wood and this table should last for years.

Need a custom piece for your oasis. I custom build all types of indoor and outdoor furniture. Have some used farm equipment, remnants or antiques you would like to up-cycle? Send me some pictures and let’s get started on your dream project.

And I have enough material for several more of these table. Contact me for pricing…..

Kevin C

If This Barn Could Talk!

Every so often a project that is really exciting comes along. Our Barndomimum/Game Room project is in need of some country character and finishing details. The customer just happens to have an old barn on the property that he thought we might be able to salvage some wood from. There is more than just “a little” wood to work with. Take a look at the gold mine we discovered today!

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Notice the old chicken coops and feed barn in the background. The noise of traffic can still be heard in the distance but it feels like I have stepped back in time and am miles from any city.

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Full length 1 inch thick planks surround the exterior.

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Let’s go inside and see what we have to work with.

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Is that a stairway to Heaven?

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Looking down from the Hay Loft. Look at all the shiplap planks. Full 1 inch thick by 8 inches wide.

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How many storms have those rafters withstood?

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It’s time to get to work and see if we can save some of this beautiful old wood. Thanks for the hard work today Cody.

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Treasures and memories are in every corner.

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Another view of the upper and lower decks in the hay loft.

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How long since you have seen 1″ thick planks that are over 20 feet long? We took out a few sample boards today.

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And the color is gorgeous! The board on the left is still covered with years of dirt and grim. The board on the right has only been cleaned with a little water, a clean towel and some elbow grease.

My helper asked what was wrong because of how excited I was. Some great material was uncovered today and I can’t wait to incorporate it into my customers current project. No telling where this material might be used in the future, but you can be guaranteed that as much as possible will be recycled and reused.

Keep following along for future updates. You never know what we might be doing tomorrow!

Kevin C – C3 Contracting
Built Small, Built Smart, Built to Last