Explore photos of various carpentry design styles to inspire your next renovation and connect with the professionals that completed the work.
It doesn't matter whether you are a custom furniture enthusiast or looking at building a new home: having a skilled carpenter is a necessity. Indeed, without proper carpentry, you will find yourself dealing with collapsing walls, caving chairs, and other sorts of home maladies that can result in some serious injuries. Finding the appropriate carpenter is, quite possibly, one of the most important steps you can make when you are thinking of building a new house or expanding your current one and many qualified contractors should have a carpenter on staff, or be a trained carpenter themselves, so you may have the home of your dreams.
Skilled carpenters can be found in a number of different fields that all possess some burden of responsibility. Most carpentry work is based around the rather utilitarian purpose of supporting weight. Some carpentry work is supposed to support the weight of a whole building, others a single person or even a group. Some carpentry work is meant for fashion, others for function. You need to keep in mind what you need a carpenter for as you look at potential candidates.
When you find a carpenter who looks like a good option for your budget and needs, the first thing you need to ask for is a portfolio. This is especially important if you want somebody to build custom furniture or want to add some architectural flair to your home. Portfolios give evidence of their skill and style so you can determine if you like the work they do and if their claims are realistic based on their past results.
However, if you are shopping with function in mind then experience is what you need to look for. Functional carpentry does not have the same artistic pizazz as carpentry with a focus on fashion. It is highly mathematical and requires a lot more knowledge in different types of woods that are relevant to your specifications. Some woods simply do not have the strength or durability required to support hundreds, even thousands, of kilograms worth of weight. A skilled carpenter will be familiar with all this in order to help you prevent a collapse.
Quality carpentry is all about weight displacement, finding the proper lengths and widths of your lumber as well as the proper angles at which to support them. Structural frames are quite possibly the most important aspect of a house as they provide a skeleton on which the rest of the building is mounted. Skilled carpenters will allow space for insulation in the walls as well as the roof. They will also be able to know the correct construction patterns for windows and doors. In short, get a proper carpenter and you (as well as your home) will be set for quality and safety.
When you are ready to update or construct new wood features inside or outside your home, or add-on to or erect a new building, remember - professional carpentry is an art! Whether rough carpentry or finished, the quality of craftsmanship will determine whether your new project proves a sound investment, one that yields successful results in regards to visual impact, functionality, durability, and increased market value of your real estate. The images in the Carpentry Photo Gallery below are wide range and include every thing from basic wood interior updates like window frames and wall shelves, to more extensive projects like winding stairways, lofts, and basements converted into apartments; a variety of exterior projects such as ramps, decks, and gazebos; new building construction, including workshops, solar sheds, studios, and new house. Get ideas now!