But they are simply what I would do with the doors and windows that call out to be the focal point of a house. When designing, I would take the parts the client wanted, such as a fancy door, windows, or other part, and then focus the style of the house around that. Here are some pictures of houses I have done for ideas and another hundred pictures of some of the stuff in the 87,000 sf warehouse and in the Luling warehouse. Have not gotten by the other warehouse to take pictures there yet. It is 28,000 sf more but not entirely full, just over half.
From Indianola Texas where they packed up the town and moved it after 3 direct hurricane hit in 10 years from 1900 to 1910. No more since then.
a whole stack of Oak French doors… Great for separating spaces in restaurants and rooms.
rough cut lumber in natural edge form for using on countertops, tables, and other great creative pieces. It includes Mesquite, Sycamore, Pecan, maybe some Black Walnut, Live Oak, and mystery woods. 10,000 board feet in stock, cured and ready to use.
upside down porch post tops. Usually these had brick or rock supports below, thus so short. Craftsman and Arts and Crafts style houses, or in my case, a Tiny Texas House in the bungalow style, perhaps like the Ozona House.
Kitchen cabinets, the uppers, upside down.
Radiators with decorative elements on them. Great for legs on tables, etc.
Black Walnut beams to go with the entire library of Black Walnut panels that came from a mansion in Terrel Hills, in San Antonio.
Doors and transoms from the school that was once in Gonzales. Arts and crafts style.
Barnwood, rough sawn planks, pecky Cypress, and much more in the wood department.
Stacks of Oak crown, up to 7″ across, 15′ long, and then scads of Oak trim, baseboards, and more. It is not one of my favorite woods so I have lots in stock as I have used so little.
Moldings, from Black Walnut, Butternut, Cypress, Long Leaf Pine, and more are stacked by the house on racks waiting for their Tiny House to form around them. Some of these are very rare and fancy.
Giant windows with original hand blown glass. Imagine the bubble one had to blow to get a piece of glass that big. The glass is thick, wavy, and worth as much by itself as the windows will sell for whole.
One big old Magnolia Oil sign
Pecky Cypress in 4″ wide pieces. I have it in 16″ wide pieces too, up to 11′ long. Old stuff, not new.
Tons of lumber, from 1×12 to casings for windows, doors, and more. Jamb stock that was taken apart with no knots, clear, along with the trim from a hundred houses, again all without knots, and in Cypress or Long Leaf Pine for its endurance and longevity.
tones of shutters of many sizes and age.
Stripped giant pocket doors, just a dozen or so of the stripped ones left. Tons that still have varnish and paint.
Jambed and ready for a house.
Some great big windows with lots of panes. Have several up to 7′ x 8′.
Stacks and stacks of doors with glass, mirrors, and in a myriad of woods, from Oak, maple, pines, and more.
Some of the stock is of newer windows, but not vinyl. I do have some crappy aluminum and steel casement windows in stock cheap too for outbuildings, garages, and the lesser sort of style structures you may want to build.
Gobs of windows in their jambs in many of the classic patterns, all with wood mullions and capable of being restored, weatherstripped, and used to last much longer and better than any vinyl or aluminum window being made today.
An entire store front with the tall hand blown super thick glass still original on most of it. Even have the doors to go with it.
Here are the doors for the store, but they look alot like the ones on the J. F. Smith and brothers building that the giant collection of new/old window stock I have came from. They are newly built out of Cypress over a hundred year ago and never sent or put into a house.
Windows with paneled bottoms under varnish still.
Newer sashes with the imported European wavy repro glass in them. That normally costs $20 per sf. I have at least 40 of them in stock at the price lower than the glass cost.
Imagine the windows that go with this trim. One of the many cool things that a house could be built around. They windows stand over 6′ tall.
600 4 and 5 panel doors for less than $50 buck each.
Columns from as far away as Buffalo NY, where they had 500,000 anglos in 1900 compared with Texas only having 40,000 at that time.
These came from the Methodist church on San Bernard in Austin, Texas.
1880’s church pew ends, complete with original square nails still in them.
Imagine the Tiny Texas Chapel I had in my mind for these. I have some other great chapel pieces too.
One of the new/old stock cast iron fireplace fronts we have used as a vanity with a mirror and slab of wood added.
Rare beveled leaded glass sidelights that are in perfect condition.
Turned posts, square posts, tapered posts, columns, whew…. how did I collect all of this stuff?
Great beaded wood pantry door.
Many more single pane double hung windows under paint, $50-$150.
Talk about some arched trim and mouldings. I even have the doors set that goes with the biggest of these.
Casement windows, about 3 sets.
Laying sideways, but you can see what a pretty piece this would be in a bath.
Incredible doors that you just do not see in Home Depot or Lowes.
Windows in jambs, doors in jambs, under varnish, with hardware, $175 apiece in some cases even less.
Upper half of a full kitchen set.,
Lower half of the same set.
Monster corbels that could hold up another balcony.
Gothic glass for a chapel?
Great gothic leaded glass windows. Rare.
Lots of leaded and stained glass. May sell some of these but not at super cheap prices as I paid dearly for the tiny stuff that would fit in my tiny houses.
Church glass in the gothic style again.
Barn doors, shed doors, and more rustic doors than I know what to do with. $50-$250 with some giant doors 7′ x 7′ in stock too.
Just wow, for me a piece that just calls for a house in the Arts and Crafts style. Here is a case of building a house around a single piece for design guidance.
Great example of a piece to build a house from.
Beams of all sizes, but not a great quantity left of any one size.
Cool narrow door as another example of a great Tiny Texas Bathroom door.
Lumber, mostly Long Leaf Pine, stacked up from being sliced and diced in the days when I had a sawmill.
Original Transom hardware, normally $125 for reproduction, get the real thing for a bit less.
Drawers full of treasure waiting for houses to go in.
weathered look what you are after. Got lots of that too.
More hardware, by the ton.
Various beams in stock from all over the central US as well as Texas.
A set of great posts, matched set of 6 or 8 I think. Has corbels on them already too.
More stacks of beams
I love this door and would create a Moorish style house to go with it, using overhangs on the windows, and cool trim to match. I wish I could build what I see for this one in a Tiny Texas house.
From simple sinks that were cast nearly a hundred years ago and used more energy to mine the ore, smelt it, cast the sink, then put several layers of porcelain over it at 2,400 degrees in the oven, the energy used is as much as this house will need to power the AC and heat in Texas for its entire life. THAT is energy savings that is never factored into new houses.
The window is an old Singer sewing machine table top with the original hinges and glass in where the sewing machine used to be. The slabs of Mesquite, of which I still have a massive stock, makes for an incredible table and bench.
Temple Tantra is a mix of many of my favorite pieces, and an enormous stained glass collection that I love dearly. The parts are what make the house.
Even at 18′ tall, it transported fine on a trailer. The issue is the height on the roadways, as bridges tend to be lower than 16′ quite often. This was designed to take the top 4′ off so the roof could be transported separately.
One of the many stair systems I created for going upstairs without using up a huge amount of floor space like a modern stair. New code says you would need 13 steps 36″ wide inside the rails, climbing no more than 7″ per step, thus using up 25 square feet of the room for stairwell. This uses 5 square feet and the bathroom uses 25 sf.
Special windows, balconies, details and more details, that is what makes a house unique. Who wants a house that is just like the neighbors?
This is an example of breaking away from the square lines normally found in houses, particularly looking up stairs.
Corbels in a new life, dressing up windows, creating balconies, and much more, with just a little imagination and engineering amazing things are possible. That balcony has had as many as 5 people on it at once and not a bit a sag.
Porch posts, on a porch roof that folds down for transport, as well as the upper roof. 23,000 lbs of salvaged lumber, doors, windows, exotic woods, and much more from the past that have been reformed into a house like no other. It can roll down the road to a new home again one day, but the place it is at now, is likely the last spot it will rest.
Her is an example of a bed we built to go into the downstairs master bedroom in Miss Lilly.
Here is the Arched Brownie before she gets her paint. Notice the windows. They come from 9 different houses. Again, the parts determine the design.
This is a slab of wood we call a skin, slices off from beams that were hundreds of years old when cut down as tress, a hundred years old as far as having done their job holding up building, and now, part of a house. I love to use the laminated eyes from magazines to put behind the knot holes to wake people up to the spirit in the wood. Heh.
o here are some of the other great parts sitting in the warehouses that I had envisioned houses for already. I see a door and windows and visualize a Tiny Texas House forming around them. Sadly, these will never become parts of a Tiny Texas House now,
most likely, as I only intend to create another 15 to complete the 100 examples i set out to build 9 years ago. Slow going, I know, part of my poor management skills. We live and learn. Please take a look and let us know what we can provide you with to build out your dream Tiny House. If you have questions about stuff, please email or call. We can ship if you like to save you a trip here or you can make an appointment to come look at this stuff and much more.