Author: Mike Burns

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04 Sep Sawhorses

The almighty sawhorse. Backbone for umpteen projects. Perhaps you can tell the skill of a craftsman by the sawhorses he builds. Here we have Andrew building 8 in a row for our Kingsburg projects. [caption id="attachment_836" align="aligncenter" width="510"] Compound angles and counter sunk screws.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_837" align="aligncenter" width="510"] 2 screws should do it and construction adhesive.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_832" align="aligncenter" width="510"] Lightweight, stack-able and versatile. What else do you want from a sawhorse?[/caption]...

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mrb contracting, concrete forms

30 Aug Kingsburg Projects: Day 1

There are custom homes and then there are CUSTOM homes. Yesterday we began work on one of two homes we'll be building in Kingsburg, Nova Scotia. One-off homes require a lot of custom fabrication by our team -like creating custom square concrete forms and steel reinforcement for the footers and pillars.[gallery link="file"] We'll be documenting these two homes over the next few months. Stay tuned....

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MRB Contracting, demolition, Halifax builders

28 Aug We get dirty

Our project manager Smitty doesn't mind getting dirty on demolition days. He's a master carpenter and he'll give you a belly ache from laughter....

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27 Aug Friday in the woodshop

Table saws whirring and band saw buzzing -our man Tom keeps things exciting in the wood shop. From custom cabinets to designer chairs, there's always something in the clamps. A stack of Baltic Burch plywood means that there's lots to do. ...

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26 Aug Shingle weaving

This North End Halifax home features cedar shingles on the corners of the structure masterfully installed by our carpenter Scott. We are combining contemporary elements with traditional accents. More project photos to come....

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24 Aug Oxford St. outdoors

Our client wanted a new front entry and two story rear deck. We took some photos after completing the construction. Completed project photos featuring the custom lighting will be up on our portfolio section soon. Photos by Omar Gandhi...

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view from inside

22 Aug James St. backyard stylings

We crafted this beautiful table out of heavy slabs of rough cut lumber. Its simple lines work to compliment the design of the outdoor space while maintaining the rough hewn appearance of the wood. ...

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