Author Archives: Kat Casebolt

Bi Part Sliding Pocket Doors with Simultaneous Opening & Closing

Recently, estimating a kitchen in an old Uptown New Orleans home, a client asked me to look for hardware for pocket doors.  It was not just any pocket door hardware, it was pretty specific and it took me a couple of hours to find it.  Needless to say, there were blog posts but none listed […]

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New Orleans Historic Renovation as a Work of Art?

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  Collums Construction recently completed the renovation of a historic French Quarter property on Royal Street. The building, which at one time had been home to a sugar plantation owner and his family, had seen many occupants within its rooms over the years, but it had not been used as a residence for quite some […]

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A Historic New Orleans Building Deconstruction

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The property at 5200 Dauphine St. was once a store and popular place for 9th Ward neighbors to meet and catch up with each other. But time and hurricane Katrina took its toll on the historic New Orleans building. To honor its history, the Preservation Resource Center purchased the property after the storm, and with […]

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New Orleans Historic Preservation Slideshow

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Click on a thumbnail photo to launch our slideshow… Slide 1: New Orleans Historical Preservation Project Slideshow

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New Orleans Plantation Shutters Go Modern

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Central City Millworks was selected for a New Orleans millwork project that included custom fabrication and installation of interior 3 1/2″ louvered plantation shutters. The owner of the downtown loft frequently hosted guests who wanted to sleep late after a long night of exploring the Crescent City’s diverse nightlife. He requested that the shutters be […]

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A New Orleans French Quarter Construction Project

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In the Autumn of 2006 we were asked by a client and a friend of ours to help with a phased New Orleans renovation of an incredible French Quarter townhouse on Royal Street. The friend had been a repeat customer of Collums Construction over the years. The owner, born and raised in New Orleans, was […]

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New Orleans flooring sale: Heart Pine 10% Off!

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* UPDATE * Our over-stocked supplies of heart pine flooring have been sold. However, Central City Millworks has flooring available at regular prices…which still provide you with great value considering the quality. Call Central City Millworks at 504-899-1345 for a price on the quantity you need. * * * Central City Millworks is offering 22,000+ […]

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Our Office Space Expansion

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It is time for another office expansion here at Collums Construction and Central City Millworks! It is our goal to create a more efficient workplace in order to best promote communication and increase productivity and staff morale. Our craftsman are working very quickly to finish the job so we can move in immediately. Once the […]

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Uptown New Orleans Cottage Renovation

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In 2008, Collums Construction completed a full renovation of a beautiful uptown cottage. The house, which was originally built in 1887, had been remodeled previously and had lost some of its original character. But thanks to a beautiful design, developed by Daniel Zangara at Peter Trapolin Architects, and innovative decoration by the owners, it turned […]

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Greek Revival Renovation

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Collums Construction has recently completed a restoration of a beautiful historic home on St Charles Avenue. The house, built in 1861, is a great example of the Greek Revival style. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and even has a name – The Walker House. Working on a property of historic […]

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