Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Recycle and Reuse!

Why buy new when you can re-purpose something you already have?

After installing new windows these homeowners were left with the question of what to do with all of the old windows that were now sitting in a pile.  Rather than throw them outs they decided to re-purpose the old windows using stock lumber materials.  This simple outdoor coffee table was constructed using 1x4 Basswood for the skirt and Cypress posts (sawn and cut down) for the legs.  With a bit of sanding and a fresh coat of paint this table will look as good as new!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Meet a local carpenter

Located in Oneonta, NY, The Custom Finish, specializes in fine professional carpentry.  Owner Travis Marsh has a passion for restoring the original beauty of homes through custom creations that display quality finishes and creative details.

Custom Finish's capabilities range from older homes to new construction and business establishments. In addition to finish carpentry the company offers painting services, wall finishing and other general construction services. No project is too small!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Spring Fever

Spring officially arrives in 4 days!  Though this winter has been extremely mild we are all undoubtedly looking forward to nature's spring awakening.

In dreaming of the many activities we will share outdoors here are some ways in which wood structures may add to the enjoyment of the spring and summer seasons!  

Decks:  One of the most popular outdoor wood structures, decks are synonymous with summertime relaxation.  As these structures are typically responsible for supporting a heavy load it is important that they are designed and constructed correctly. 

Arbors and Pergolas:  These versatile wood structures may serve many purposes from providing shade to an outdoor seating area to serving as a trellis in a garden.     

  Ash FlooringFences:  A wood fence enhances the aesthetics of any property.  Often used around gardens to keep out unwanted visitors, fences are also used to maintain privacy among neighbors or along busy streets.  

Friday, March 2, 2012

We currently have a good amount of logs in our yard waiting to be processed through our sawmill.  Though it has been a mild winter this year, the colder weather still affects machinery causing decreased performance and maintenance issues.  Thankfully our expert mechanics have been able to address these problems and keep our equipment running at optimal levels.  Recognizing our crews this week for their outstanding work!!