There are several different areas of carpentry. There are those who stick strictly to wood working for the home with cabinets and such in the bathrooms, kitchen, laundry room, office space and perhaps even converted wood craft rooms. In Lakeland, Florida there are some amazing men and women who strive to bring you the very best creativity and craftsmanship ever known to carpentry.
Besides cabinets and roofing framing, there are carpenters who do amazing furniture work. They can build unique dinning tables, chairs, rockers, end tables, beds, dressers. You name it, if it can be crafted out of wood a solid local carpenter is what you want to find to do the work for you.
The term carpenter can also be used to refute to those who build houses. Wood framing and such. If this is what you are in the market for hiring local is pretty much the only way to go. Try and stay away from big box stores to do this type of work. Those that live in your area and have made a life out of framing out homes know the lay of the land and how the house is going to respond to the area it is being created on.
Trust them in the fact that they know what they are doing, how to do it, and how the earth and area around the new home will react to this new home being placed there. Everything must be in good balance with the surroundings and footing of the home for things to be smooth and natural. Big name companies are not going to care how the ground reacts when certain elements come into play. Hiring someone who knows the elements and how to prepare for them by simply being local is really the best choice to make.
Carpentry is a dying art. it use to be that carpentry was one of the leading professions in very olden times. there were no machines that you could type in design codes to and have a robot carve wood to your specifications. While this is a very cool feature for the modern world and for mass production of items so that everyone can have chairs to sit in or tables to eat on there is is a certain romance and elegance to something that is one of a kind, hand crafted just for you by a true artist of wood and knife. If you are fortunate to know someone who does custom work locally, support their business as much as you can.
Perhaps you need new cabinets in your home, or new furniture, a new door, anything that could be made locally should be your number one choice for giving your business to. In some instances you might end up paying more then you would if you bought the same piece everyone on your block owns, but it would be a wise investment to set you apart from all the others.
Sometimes you can find someone who is not out to make money but truly just loves the hobby of the work and only charges the cost of supplies plus a little for his or her time. These are the truest lovers of the craft because they appreciate every detail that goes into it and simply wants to see the masterpiece they have created go to a home where it will be loved and admired. If you ever find a carpenter of this caliber do not let them go. Support them every step of their journey and as they grow their business help them with spreading the word and tell them when they need to raise prices. The will not forget this kindness.
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