Custom wood working and carpentry in your home really sets a natural tone and when your project is completed by craftsman it offers a level of elegance that can only be accomplished with wood. There are many different ways you could incorporate custom wood working and natural rustic wood decorating into your next construction or remodeling project.
1. Have You Considered Custom Wood Shelving?
This is actually one of the most common reasons that custom carpenters are hired by homeowners. When a homeowner needs a shelving system to store something specific in their home it’s not always possible to buy the item from a store. Sometimes it’s necessary to find somebody with the skills to actually design and build the piece of furniture, in this case shelving, that you’d like to have. Yes, it’s going to be more expensive but after it’s completed and stained to bring out the natural beauty of the wood you’ll be extremely happy with your wood decorating.
2. Custom Wood Cabinets and Cabinetry
New cabinets in your kitchen are one of the best visual improvements you can make within a kitchen. If the rugged natural look is what you’re after then consider having a set of custom cabinets designed and built for you. Sure you can buy nice cabinets off-the-shelf but they’ll lack the styling and craftsmanship that a set of true custom built cabinets would have. Maybe you’ve even got trees on your property that could be logged and milled into the lumber required to build cabinets. It’s not unheard of for homeowners to do this and it’s pretty rustic if you’re completing your remodeling project using wood you’ve milled yourself.
If you live in the city however, milling your own might be a far off dream, having beautiful wood cabinets in your kitchen however can be had by making a few phone calls.
3. Wood Trim and Decorating Enhancements
Wood doesn’t have to be the primary decorating feature within your home but it can definitely be used to accent with a little style. Some homeowners choose to have wood posts or beams added into their homes for decoration (not part of the actual structure of the home) while other homeowners might want to have some wood archways built in or a hand made wooden front door. When you’re working with a craftsman carpenter they will be able to offer you suggestions to enhance specific elements or rooms in your home.
Natural wood is obviously used in home construction but most the time it’s hidden away as the framing beneath our walls. The rustic, natural look is now sought after by many homeowners who want to bring that rustic outdoor feel into their home. There is no better way to enhance the beauty of your home then with some custom wood decorating features.
Who Can You Hire For Custom Carpentry Work On Your Home?
That’s a great question, and one where the answer will really depend on your locale. The first place to start is with word-of-mouth. Do you know anyone who’s had some custom wood working completed lately? Do you know anyone who is a carpenter, professionally? Just because someone is a carpenter doesn’t mean they enjoy (or are good at) making decorative features for someones home remodeling project.
Ideally you’d like to find a carpenter that specializes in custom projects. You can try searching the web too, but the problem is that many of the best craftsman are older and were building beautiful things out of wood long before the Internet came along and for many of them, word-of-mouth still drives their business.
If you do find someone online don’t be discourage by a horrible looking website. It’s the photos of their work and great reviews that you should be concerned about. Not call carpenters are great web designers, nor do they see they need to hire one. This doesn’t mean they still haven’t forgotten more than you or I will ever know about wood and carpentry.