Category Archives: residential

Cool Cabana Retro Renovation

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Collums Construction recently completed a cool renovation at a Mid-Century Modern house in Lakeview, built in 1952. The owner wanted to turn their “falling down” garage into a guest apartment and cabana, while retaining the classic styling of the house. The time frame for the project was 3 months during the summer, and we delivered […]

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Reclaimed Heart Pine Roof for an Exterior Kitchen

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A homeowner in St John the Baptist Parish contracted Collums Construction to build a reclaimed heart pine beam and roof system for his beautiful open air exterior kitchen. The center piece of the kitchen was a large fireplace and cooker with a brick chimney. The floor was concrete slab with a brick veneer. He had framed […]

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Custom Cabinet and Wall Panel Design

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Collums Construction and Central City Millworks was contracted to design and build a custom cabinet, desks in multiple areas, and a wall panel system for a condominium on Notre Dame Street in New Orleans, Louisiana. The challenges of the design included fabricating hanging shelves for the desk areas with concealed support mechanisms while ensuring that […]

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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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New Orleans Shutters Stiff-Arm Storms

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Besides enhancing the architectural appeal of any home or business, interior and exterior shutters add privacy and protection. We make custom shutters to fit any door or window. Our mortise and tenon joints plus slats with round tenons that are cut from solid louver stock follow traditional New Orleans construction methods. No gluing of plastic […]

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A Look at Custom Kitchen Cabinets

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Central City Millworks: We Do Windows

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With our soupy humidity and the kind of rain that falls in umbrella-makers’ dreams, New Orleans windows tend to rot sooner than we’d like. And when the time comes, you can install new wood replacement windows or get creative and let your imagination take shape! Whether the new windows you want are round or rectangular, […]

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The Key to New Orleans Doors

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Our city’s unique architecture combined with the soupy soil that homes and businesses sit on can present challenges to New Orleans contractors during remodeling or renovation. Due to sagging and shifting, few buildings of any age have square and plumb lines, and the key to having good doors, both interior and exterior, is often to […]

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