Monthly Archives: January 2010

Glass Basics

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Recently, a client of Collums Construction ask us to do an estimate for glass shelves for a bay window to accommodate his orchids. We asked Zack Zoll of Standard Glass what type of glass was needed for the shelves, and we learned some glass basics. Here is a brief description: Plate Not safety rated Comes […]

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Painting 101 – Touch-up Tips

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When you need to do touch-up painting, there are a few things to keep in mind to minimize any noticeable touch up marks. Here are a few helpful hints. The ideal situation is to use leftover paint from the last application. If you do not have leftover paint, then you need to touch up with […]

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Millwork Tips – Definitions of “Standing” and “Running” Trim

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Millwork Definitions: “Standing and Running Trim” When a client of Collums Construction is needing trim moulding (or molding) we turn to our in-house mill shop, Central City Millworks. The customer can select either “standing” or “running” trim. There is always some confusion regarding the meaning of these terms in describing trim moulding, even in the […]

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Collums Construction Team gets St. Anna’s on the Straight and Level!

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When Father Terry and the Sister’s of St. Anna’s asked Collums Construction to help them restore their 1840’s house attached to the church, the request excited and challenged us. Initially, they wanted us to re-shore the large two story house which was noticeably out of level in every room on both floors. One staff member […]

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Port Sulphur Pass-through Window

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Collums Construction and Central City Millworks worked hand in hand on the Port Sulphur project. Central City Millworks fabricated cabinets and countertops for two separate break rooms, a pass through window, and a service counter. They were all designed on the computer, and then sent to our CNC router to be cut. After cutting the […]

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Port Sulphur Government Building gets a facelift

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The Port Sulphur Government Building received significant damage during hurricane Katrina in 2005, and renovations began in 2007. The architect selected for this renovation was Yeates & Yeates Architects, LLC. and the job was awarded to DBR/ DRC General Contractors. Collums Construction and Central City Millworks was chosen as the contractor, and we began production […]

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