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Historic Preservation


The turn-of-the-century carpenters were reliably trained through an apprenticing culture that instilled all of the finer points of craftsmanship. Today's old classics were yesterday's every day work.

At Kelly Carpentry, part of repairing an older home is the practice of classic joinery and use of engineered materials to make a home withstand the decades of use it will have going forward. In our business, building is as much of an art as it is a science. This is why we like to work on old homes.

Please click on the thumbnails to see a sample of our restoration work:

Fully Licensed #TGC-065264 and Insured
Top view of newel posts, with ebony inlay in steps, and mahogany paneling
Red oak floor with purple heart and walnut inlay
Red oak handrail with teak and ebony diamond inlay, and mahogany stripe
Bottom tread with curved ebony and mahogany accents
Top of stairs; newel posts with red oak, ebony, & mahogany
Red oak paneling with mahogany strips and teak crown molding
Skirt board of mahogany with teak & ebony inlay and balusters
Bottom of staircase; side handrail with teak & ebony inlay
Applied diamonds of ebony, mahogany, teak, ebony frame
Stair case built with red oak, mahogany, teak, ebony