3 Carpentry Projects You Shouldn’t DIY

Home improvement shows make every DIY carpentry project look easy, but they don’t give you all the information you need for most tasks. Some jobs are too dangerous for you to complete yourself, and you could spend as much on tools and equipment as hiring a contractor costs. If you can only work on a large project on weekends, you’ll have to deal with a mess in your Georgetown, Delaware, home for weeks or even months before you finish it. Don’t try to add crown molding, refinish floors, or do any work that requires a permit without a professional carpenter.

Adding Crown Molding

Crown molding is a great way to make the rest of your decor look more expensive. However, the walls in a home are never completely straight, even in new homes. Experts who do molding use techniques like scribing to shape it so that it fits flush with your walls. If you try to do this job yourself, your molding could end up uneven or with unattractive gaps.

Refinishing Floors

Some stores will let you rent the equipment you need to refinish your hardwood floors, but sanding machines are difficult to use. Sanding a spot for just a few seconds more than you need to could damage your floor. You’ll also have to avoid walking on the floor and keep dust away from it until the new finish dries.

Projects that Require Permits

Some projects, like building a new addition, require permits because they’re dangerous or complex. If you’re not sure how to get a permit or why you need one, let a professional handle your project. If you don’t get a permit when you should, an inspector will find out when you eventually try to sell your home. Most buyers don’t want a house with potentially unsafe amateur carpentry work.

Custom Mechanical has over 30 years of carpentry experience. Many projects require more than just a good carpenter, and we can also help you with plumbing, electrical, and HVAC work. Call us anytime at 877-696-0808 for expert service.

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