You have probably heard the word carpentry over and over again, but do you really know what it means and what it encompasses? In this quick guide, we go over what carpentry is, who does home carpentry work and what all it includes.
What is carpentry?
Merriam-Webster describes carpentry as the art or trade of a carpenter, who constructs woodwork to create or assemble an item. In other words, a person who can build, install, repair or assemble an item made or revolving around wood. In many instances, handymen have a carpentry background.
What are common carpentry projects around a house?
As you may know, there are a ton of carpentry projects around the house. Common projects you see many homeowners complete are making storage options like shelving units or drawers, furniture, like tables or home improvement items. Larger projects include but are not limited to flooring, cabinetry, interior and exterior door installation, deck or patio construction, fencing, wooden posts, railing, baseboards, trim work and stairs.
Should I do carpentry projects around my home or hire a professional?
The best answer to this question really depends on three aspects — your skill level, the type of project and the equipment needed. If you are a handy individual who likes problem-solving, creating things and owns (or is willing to buy) the equipment needed, then we say go at it. However, if you are not very skilled, do not own the tools or do not have the time to get the project done, we suggest leaving it to a professional carpenter.
Where do I find or hire a carpenter?
If you live in Belleville, O’Fallon, Edwardsville or the surrounding areas, you do not have to look far for a top-notch carpentry team. Our skilled experts at Valor Home Services can help you. We can help you with small to medium carpentry projects. For bigger projects, like new home building, we will refer you out to a construction team. Other places for you to find a carpenter include Google search, social media, websites and referrals. If you are ready to get your project done, then give us a call today to get you in our books. Plus, don’t forget to check out our exclusive offers.