If you are thinking of having a house built or renovated and imagine that from top to bottom, inside and out, only one type of carpenter would be involved, think again. Hiring a top quality construction company that includes the services of a skilled finish carpenter can spell the difference between a merely functional home and one that also looks and feels extra luxurious to live in.
What is the Job of a Finish Carpenter?
Finish carpentry is a specialized line of woodwork, and results in those high quality “finishing touches” that make a home more beautiful. The traditional term for finish carpenters is “joiners”, mostly because of the specialized woodworking joints used for this type of carpentry, which requires very precise measurement and skills.
The work of a finish carpenter shouldn’t be confused with that of a trim carpenter, who typically works on moldings, door and window frames, baseboards, mantels and other such ornamental details and features. Don’t mistake a finish carpenter for a cabinet maker, either.
A Finish Carpenter is an Artist
Finish carpenters are said to be some of the most artistic and exacting craftsmen to work with wood. When the framers and other builders have completed their work and most of your home’s structure is ready, a finish carpenter takes over to create gorgeous built-in cabinets, shelves, and special wood fixtures tailor-made for your home. Many interior designers consult a finish carpenter whenever they come up with plans for a home’s interiors, especially those with an emphasis on attractive and customized wooden accents.
Although finish carpentry generally comes in nearer the tail-end of a house building project, a finish carpenter can be called on at any time for decorative renovations and to skillfully smooth over general wear and tear in the household woodwork. They work with tools that allow them precision and little room for error, so don’t expect to see merely power saws, hammers and nails and other rough carpentry equipment in the toolbox of the specialty carpenter. They are more likely to invest in the latest and best quality finishing tools and do much of their meticulous work by hand.
A Finish Carpenter’s Work Makes the Difference
When you have a finish carpenter as part of the professional team building your dream home, you can be assured that you’re getting the best of the best when it comes to excellent woodwork and design. Imagine an auto-detailing specialist who goes over a newly built car to give it that showroom sleekness and sheen. Translated into woodwork, experienced finish carpentry can do wonders to bring glamor and luxury to every last detail of your beautiful home.
Greg Nelson is the owner of Nelson Construction & Renovations Inc. He is a Florida State Certified Building Contractor, creating artistry in all areas of design and construction projects. He is a musician, and artist. A husband and father, Greg appreciates all the wonderful elements of family life.
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