McDonough Structures

A Design-Build company located in Iowa City, Iowa. Specializing in design, residential construction, remodeling, custom cabinetry, and fine woodworking.

Operating as usual

Now it's easier to send McDonough Structures a message. 29/10/2021

Now it's easier to send McDonough Structures a message.

Now it's easier to send McDonough Structures a message.


A continuation of the kitchen remodel from the previous post. Some additional views showing the remodeled porch and other adjacent areas. More specific descriptions with each photo.


This complete kitchen renovation also included the addition of a laundry room, conversion of a 3 seasons porch to living space, and the remodeling of adjacent mudroom, hallway, and dining room. All new cabinetry, counters, lighting, flooring, tile, appliances and other features. More to come in the next post!


A few more ambiance lighting photos to go with yesterdays post of this deck and patio outdoor living space project. A couple of "before" photos thrown in for reference.


Deck remodeling project with all new deck boards, railings, lighting, lower level landscaping, and many other updates. Stainless steel and cable railing by Liberty Ironworks. Landscaping and patios by Country Landscapes. Ipe deck boards.


A few more photos of the basement remodel from our last post. Everything you see is new. Cabinets built by McDonough Structures in our shop.


A few pictures of a great basement remodel. All new interior finishes everywhere. Design, general contracting, carpentry, custom cabinets, ceilings, and trim by McDonough Structures. Brick walls and counter tops by Country Stonemasons. Floors and tile by Sobaski Abbey Carpet & Floor. Painting by Eric Sturm. Doors and metal work by Liberty Iron Works. Tune in for more to come......


Following up on our post from a few days ago - a few more images of the final product!


Some process photos from a great project we did over the last year with Horizon Architecture. This project completely transformed the house inside and out. The entire inside was gutted, an addition added, and a new detached garage. Basically all new everything except for the foundation and framing on the old house. More descriptions with the photos...


A few work in progress photos from a kitchen we did last fall. Missing working together and building things!


In keeping with yesterday's post - some final images from the same project. All new kitchen, hutch area, pantry closet, and other cabinetry, flooring, counters, appliances, tile, lighting and so on.


If you can dream it, we can build it!


Master Bath renovation. Features double sinks, back lit mirrors, soaking tub, custom walk in tile/glass shower, heated tile floor and custom walnut cabinetry throughout.


A couple of photos of a fairly recently completed bathroom remodeling project! The custom cabinet was built in our wood shop.


Although we have largely shutdown operations to help stop the spread of the corona virus, we are eagerly thinking about getting back to work as soon as it's safe to do so. Please let us know if you have been dreaming about any future projects. We'd be happy to discuss them and dream along with you. Best wishes and stay safe out there! Miss you all!


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Crawford Company

Crawford's Justin DeMuynck and Blake Johnson are putting the finishing touches on Crawford Brew Works "Brew Truck". CBW will debut the truck at their 1-Year Anniversary Celebration on May 10th.

The custom white oak bed support, bed deck and side stakes were done by McDonough Structures (fabricator for the wooden bar and tables at CBW). The random orbital finish stainless steel supports and bed frame were fabricated by the weld division at Crawford Company. The body work, patina finish and interior are the collaboration of Mike Grosz and Tom Lindle in McCausland, IA. The "Hot Rod Six" engine build and mechanical work were done by Ken Ferdig, Blackduck, MN.


Come join the fun!

It takes a village to keep a farm running. I'm really grateful Scott McDonough from the Iowa City based remodeling and home building company McDonough Structures is part of our farm community. He came out and volunteered today to put scaffolding up on our tunnel so the job of pulling plastic on will be easier.


McDonough Structures played host to team member Damon Callahan and his RAGBRAI crew Friday night. Accommodations were made in the cabinet shop for the riders overnight stay en-route Davenport on Saturday. Enjoy the ride guys!! 25/07/2018

4 new photos by John Martinek

New skylight going in. :)


Finishing up our work on the new Skatepark exhibit @iachildrensmuseum! Come out and play. @ The Iowa Children's Museum


What do you do with a 300lb butcher block type breakfast bar that was fabricated last week in the shop? Well, you install it of course. All oiled up and ready for years of use.


One of this weeks projects...
A custom Hard Maple butcher block type breakfast bar counter top. It will finish out at 4" thick, 22" wide, 10' long and an estimated 290lbs.


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Great collaboration on the bar with Crawford. They did the metal and we did the reclaimed wood.

A few more photos from our friends at McDonough Structures during the main bar installation yesterday.


Working on our day off. #fattire #singlespeed #iowacity #mcdonoughstructures


Productive day in the shop! Working on components for Crawford Brew Works.


Work in progress for Crawford Brew Works!

Reclaimed Iowa barn wood will be featured in our table tops. They are currently in production at McDonough Structures. The wood is from Iowa barns in Solon, Lisbon, Oxford, New Sharon, and Grinnell to name a few. Crawford Co. will fabricate the table legs/supports for this project.


Skateboarder breaking through. #carpentry #cabinetmaker #iowachildrensmuseum


Another productive day spent in the cabinet shop at McDonough Structures. More reclaimed tops getting processed on through to the finish booth.


While part of the McDonough Structures crew is eyeball deep in 100 year old sawdust and reclaimed lumber, others are putting the finishing touches on a Master Suite remodel. #finishcarpentry #mcdonoughstructures


Wood to wood, dust to dust. Reclaimed tabletops in progress. #reclaimedwood #carpentry #woodworking #mcdonoughstructures


Processing reclaimed wood for table tops. #reclaimedwood #carpentry #


Every addition starts with a solid foundation. The next project is in the hole.


Another view of the previous post. #mcdonoughstructures #carpentry

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Woody on the trigger getting it done.


Remodeling, Custom Cabinets, General Contracting, Additions, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Repairs



340 Highland Ave
Iowa City, IA

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00