Albuquerque Joinery

Fine carpentry and adobe construction by Kenny DeLapp


About Albuquerque Joinery

Albuquerque Joinery is a small design-build company that specializes in new home construction using traditional adobe building techniques. We also produce one-of-a-kind doors, custom cabinetry, and fine woodworking in general, all built in an adobe / timber frame workshop. We design and build in an esthetic that is simple, distinctly New Mexican, and carefully executed. Our preference is to use local and natural materials whenever feasible.

Kenny DeLapp and Esther Fredrickson established Albuquerque Joinery in 2020 after building their own adobe home in the South Valley. Previously, Kenny worked fabricating museum exhibits and other pieces of fine carpentry, and worked with his uncle, long-time adobe builder Win DeLapp.

People

Kenneth DeLapp, general contractor
Esther Fredrickson, business manager
Nathan Demar, carpenter
Sławomir Szumanski, carpenter

Affiliations

Home Builder’s Association of Central New Mexico
The Earthbuilder’s Guild
Builder’s Trust of New Mexico
Buildwise
WESST
The Loan Fund

WORK

currently building…

Buchan Residence

This modest 1,850 sq ft home, on a quirky dead-end street in the North Valley, is a pueblo style adobe, with a wandering floor plan and many exterior corners. It was designed to be a natural addition to the neighborhood, paying homage to the many historic adobes in the Los Griegos neighborhood while not being overly imitative. Finished house to include brick floors, exposed ponderosa pine ceiling decking, radiant in-floor heat, and earthen plaster interior walls. Anticipated completion: April 2022.

Albuquerque, New Mexico

2015-2016

DeLapp-Fredrickson Residence

Adobe home, designed and built by Kenny DeLapp and Esther Fredrickson using traditional materials and modern construction techniques. Our 1,600 sq ft home has two bedrooms and one bath, with brick floors, exposed vigas and decking, adobe mud plaster interior walls, site-built solid wood doors, radiant heat, and two portals. Built under an owner-builder permit.

South Valley, New Mexico

Adobe house interior, designed and built by Kenny DeLapp and Esther Fredrickson. Adobe house kitchen with brick floors and exposed vigas
Interior custom doors in clean, New Mexican style
Adobe house designed and built by Kenny DeLapp and Esther Fredrickson
Custom Entry Door with Multipoint Lock

2020

Flyfishing Rod Workshop Cabinets

Baltic birch cabinets, including specialty drying cabinet and freestanding workbench, with Pollmeier BauBuche panel tops. Built in coordination with Win DeLapp.

Corrales, New Mexico

2021

Adobe French Doors

Older adobe house remodel featuring custom built French-inspired doors with multipoint locks and cremone bolt. The original door was just 6′ 4″, off-centered in a dark hallway, and when open partially blocked the doorway next to it. We enlarged the opening, adding a new lintel and relaying the exterior brick. We replaced the old door with 7′ tall narrow stile double doors fabricated in our shop out of African mahogany, with stave core construction for the stiles and true divided lites. Remodel also included rustic privacy shutters for an interior window opening, a faux interior beam, and adjusting the remaining doors throughout the rest of the house.

Albuquerque, New Mexico

2021

Timber Frame Pergola

Timber frame style shade structure with peeled latilla roof and Penofin Verde Fog finish.

Corrales, New Mexico

Timber frame pergola shade structure

2021

Exterior Door Pairs

Two pairs of exterior and screen doors we built for a small house in the South Valley undergoing renovations. The exterior doors are solid alder, with an Osmo finish and lots of glazing to bring more natural light into the house. For the screen doors, we went with a traditional New Mexican zig-zag pattern and cherry red stain. The screen doors operate with a hydraulic closer.

South Valley, New Mexico

2020

Cherry Kitchen Cabinets

Cherry kitchen cabinets, 2020. Installation included upper and lower cabinets with solid cherry doors, and built-ins for the refrigerator and wall oven. Kitchen also featured a solid cherry island, adobe mud plaster walls, and new window trim. Built in coordination with Win DeLapp.

Corrales, New Mexico

Custom Cabinets

2019

Study Remodel with Spanish Cedar Bookshelf

Remodeled study room using wide plank pine flooring with steel cut restoration nails, and a custom fabricated Spanish cedar and square bar bookshelf.

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Study Remodel with Spanish Cedar Bookshelf

2019

Laundry Cabinets

Remodeled laundry / pass-through room with concealed appliances and dry pack countertops. Faux wall was constructed behind the cabinets to give the illusion of counter-depth units.

Albuquerque, New Mexico

2020

Copper Roofed Portalitos and Screen Doors

Older adobe house remodel featuring two copper roofed overhangs with concealed gutters, solid stained custom blue screen doors, flagstone paths, and a large brick patio with flagstone capped banco.

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Adobe House Custom Door and Copper Roof
Adobe House Remodel Copper Roofed Overhang

2018-2019

Adobe Workshop

Albuquerque Joinery’s adobe woodworking shop, built in 2018-2019. Since this is a workshop – not a residential dwelling – we weren’t held to the same rigorous energy code, and had more flexibility on how we could finish the outside of the building. We left the adobe brick exposed, and used adobe mud plaster under the eaves and gable ends of the roof. The interior also features a traditional earthen plaster, as well as exposed site-built rough sawn trusses, bond beam with timber frame style joinery, carriage garage doors, and wide-plank wood flooring. We sought to make this building more than just a shop, but something akin to a studio, built out of a material we find so inspiring.

South Valley, New Mexico

Exposed adobe workshop with mud plaster
Adobe Woodworking Shop
Adobe woodworking shop with mud plaster

2014

Gallery Shelves

Hanselmann Pottery’s gallery shelves, constructed of sugar pine with southwestern corbel-inspired motifs.

Corrales, New Mexico

2013

Tiny House

Constructed with SIPs (structural insulated panels) on a 21′ double axle trailer, Kenny and Esther’s tiny house featured Western red cedar siding, Pella Windows, wood floors, CVG Douglas fir trim harvested and milled (by us) in southwest Colorado, Unique brand off-grid propane appliances, a 30″ shower and standard toilet, low voltage light fixtures, and a sleeping loft large enough to accommodate a full size futon mattress. Sold in 2017.

Custom tiny house on wheels

Contact

abqjoinery@gmail.com | 505-944-5654
GB-2 Residential Building Contractor License #402455
Bonded and Insured in New Mexico
© 2021 Esther Fredrickson