Characteristics of a Good Carpenter

Characteristics of a Good Carpenter

Carpentry is a dangerous profession. Woodworking involves a variety of different tools, including saws, drills, and nail guns. In the workshop, it is important to keep in mind that it only takes one moment of poor judgment to lose an eye, a finger, or more. As a carpenter, you must have certain qualities that help…

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Barney & Carey Co. Inc. Honored With Membership in the LBM Century Club

Barney & Carey Co. Inc., of Avon, MA, has been named to LBM Journal magazine’s LBM Century Club, in recognition of the company’s 100 years of service to its community. “We’re honoring lumberyards with a century or more of service to their communities and to our industry,” says LBM Journal Publisher and Executive Editor Rick…

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Tips for Woodworking Beginners

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If you enjoy building things with your hands, you might consider picking up the craft of woodworking. Creative and practical, woodworking can be a fulfilling hobby or trade. These tips can help you get started if you’re new to woodworking. Invest in the Right Tools You should assemble all the necessary tools before beginning your…

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Installing Crown Molding Around Your Home

Crown molding can provide a seamless transition between your walls and ceiling. Whether you have floor-to-ceiling cabinets or just want to spice up your room space, adding crown moldings can add a classy flair to your decor. With the following tips, you can install these moldings stress-free around your home. Plan Your Style Before you…

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How To Choose Built-In Furniture

Making the spaces in your home work well for you can be a challenge sometimes. You may have an odd corner or a room that is an awkward size, making it difficult to find ready-made furniture to fit. Alternatively, you may have specific guidelines that nothing seems to match. Custom built-ins resolve both these issues.…

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3 Questions to Ask An Expert Carpenter

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You’ve decided to hire an expert for your next big woodworking project. This is an excellent choice; there is so much to the craft which will be second nature to a master carpenter that would be daunting for a DIYer. Here are three questions to ask any carpenter before engaging their services. 1. What Is…

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3 Reasons To Install a Custom Built-In

Your home needs somewhere to store all the books, entertainment equipment or materials, craft supplies, or whatever your heart desires. Sure, you could purchase a furniture piece from a big box store, but you run the risk of it being not quite right; it could not have the correct dimensions, not be able to hold…

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A Custom Wood Fireplace Mantels Adds Elegance To Your Home

When your home is your castle, you want to be a welcoming place with subtle, sophisticated beauty. If you have a fireplace, it is the perfect locale for a custom wood mantel to showcase your style with intricate designs and beautiful finishes that provide a talking piece that lasts. Mantel Options Depending on your tastes,…

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What You Need to Know About Hardwood and Softwood Lumber

When your home improvement project requires lumber, knowing the basics will help you communicate effectively with your contractor. Do you need hardwood or softwood? Hardwood Lumber  Hardwoods are strong and durable. They come from slow-growing trees, such as oak, teak, ash, bamboo, cherry, maple, and walnut. They’re dense and can be hard to work with.…

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How to Work With a Professional to Get Custom Furniture

Custom furniture pieces can be a great way to express yourself and make your living space truly unique to you. Working with a professional in order to design custom furniture can seem a bit daunting at first, but by keeping a few simple guidelines in mind you should be able to communicate your ideas clearly…

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