Portfolio Garrett J LaFrance

MAKER w/ 30+ yrs. XP in Building the Dreams of Tomorrow, Today.

- 2017 -

Maine Escape part Duex

12 x 12 Deck Addition (Extension)

  • Design | Engineer | CAD
  • Project Manage | Site Lead
  • Mason | Carpenter
Existing Deck on Challenging Hill Slope
NEW Concrete Pad for Stair Landing w/ Grandkids Initials
4 ft. Concrete Columns Dug-in for Support
Level Tripple 2x8 Support Beam on 6x6 Posts
Cantilevered Deck Edge with a 45° Corner
2x6 Pressure Treated Joists 16 in. OC
5/4 Pressure Treated Southern Pine Floor Boards
Setback Support Beam Gives the Impression of Floating Deck
Added Walkway to Give Access to 2nd Ramp and Hot Tub Platform
Low and Long Stairs to Oversized Pad for Comfortable Climbing
ADDED Hot Tub Platform w/ 4x6 Timer Retaining Wall
Steel Cored PVC Railing Posts w/ LED Solar Light Caps
36 in. PVC Railings
Deck Addition big enough for Table of Four
Landscaping with Natural Mulch and Native Plants
Twilight View

Maine Escape part Duex

8 x 12 Lean-To Shed (Modified Post & Beam)

  • Design | Engineer | CAD
  • Project Manage | Site Lead
  • Mason | Carpenter | Painter
Survey for Building Permit
Clearing and Laying out Shed Area
Making Concrete Form
Tapering the Form to Existing Grade
Figuring how many Cubic Yards of Concrete to Order
Managing the Pour
Screeding the Concrete
Burnishing for Durability
Modified Post & Beam w/ 2 x 8 Joists 16 in. OC
ZIPSystem Rubberize OSB Roof
Galvanized Metal Roof w/ 2 x 4 Wall Studs 16 in. OC
T1-11 Plywood Siding to Resemble Existing Barn Board
Painted and Finished to Match Existing Look of Barn

Maine Escape Part Duex

8 x 10 Pergola (Post & Beam)

  • Design | Engineer | CAD
  • Project Manage | Site Lead
  • Carpenter | Painter
4x4 Post Supports
4x6 Cross Beams
2x8 Roof Joists 24 in. OC
Lateral 2x4 Joists 16 in. OC
Painted & Trimmed
Suntuf Solar-Grey Polycarbonate Roof Panel
Wired up w/ Carnival String-lights
Hampton Bay Outdoor Fan
6/12 Roofing Pitch built for Snowy Maine Winters
Color and Trim designed to Match existing Style

Franchise Studio Green Screen

12' x 12' Green Screen Stage

  • Designer | Engineer | CAD
  • Project Manager | Site Lead
  • Rigger | Carpenter | Painter
  • Power Distribution | Lighting
1 1/4 in. SCD 40 Steel Pipe
Hanging the pipe above the stage to create a grid
Each pipe is calculated to support 150 lbs per square ft
Wire cable is precision measured to insure a level grid
Support ribs for the compound corner of the cyclorama wall
3 ft curved ribs provide support to the curved wall
1/8 in. structural board is used to bend into the curved wall
Plaster coat from head-to-toe provides a smooth surface
Chroma green requires 2 coats to achieve the proper coverage
90 watt ColorTrue LED light bulbs
Nylon paper lanterns
Spacing is calculated to provide even lighting across the entire stage
Color temperature is measured at an even 3200k (Warm)

Sassaquin Kitchen Flip

New Kitchen Installation

  • Project Lead | Scheduling | Logistics
  • Demo | Rough Carpentry | Siding
  • Masonry | Drywall | Tiling
  • Cabinets | Finish Carpentry | Painting
Kitchen is moving from the old section of the house
To the dining room in the new addition
Windows and doors to be removed
Ceramic tile floor to be laid down
Plumbing to be re-routed
Removed the hardwood floor
5/8 plywood cut and laid out under cabinets
Extend the wall to create a pocket for the refrigerator
Sewer line extension for the sink
Plumbing of sewer line
Plumbing stems for sink
Removal of picture window
Installation of casement windows to flank the stove
Removal of French doors
Installation of Picture window to give the sink a view
Blending in some new cedar shingles
It takes about 2 yrs for new cedar to silver
Concrete backer board for new tile floor
6 in. x 24 in porcelain wood grain tiles
Base cabinets go in
Ready for countertop template
Making countertop template
Top cabinets going in
Laying out refrigerator pocket and microwave shelf
Rough in of stove vent
Installing accent lighting
Finishing the island
Installing the microwave
Installing the crown molding
Installing cabinet lights
Trimming the windows
Tiling the backsplash
Installing appliances
Installing garbage disposal
Welcome to your new kitchen
Out with the old & in with the new
Pendant lights over island
Repurposed refrigerator
Repurposed dishwasher and faucet
Repurposed range and stove
Cabinet hardware installed
Plenty of outlets for appliances
Created By
Garrett LaFrance


Created with images by stux - "under construction stop site"

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