Finish carpentry refers to the final touches that make a house a home. Finish carpenters work on homes after the structure is fully built, insulated, wired, and plumbed. For this reason, finish carpenters can perform most of their work before or after the homeowner moves into a home.
Finish Carpentry Projects
Almost any visible wood in a home was put there by a carpenter. Finish carpentry projects can include basic, functional items such as hardwood flooring or stairs, but most of the skilled and specific finish carpentry work, however, is aesthetic. Finish carpenters typically:
- cut and add design flourishes to window and door trim
- install and dress up baseboards at the floor and crown molding at the ceiling
- install crown molding, wainscoting, and wall paneling
- build in bookshelves, intricate fireplace surrounds, and closets.
At White River Construction we have experienced finish carpenters for any of these projects. Finishing carpenters must have an intimate knowledge of the aesthetics and properties of construction woods and keep up with new developments and trends. For example, the green movement is driving designers and homeowners to bamboo, eucalyptus, and other fast-growth woods for a range of finish carpentry work. Of course, finish carpenters also need to understand and use a wide range of adhesives, fasteners and tools. Different finish carpentry jobs can call for vastly different materials. Finish carpentry is a physically demanding job, but a rewarding one that offers obvious, fast, and pleasing results. The framing carpenters make sure your new house or addition is plumb, level and the walls are square. It’s the finish carpenter’s job to work within those confines and transform the rough work into beautiful finished works of art.