What is the Difference Between Finish and Trim Carpentry?
Fundamentally these are the same thing, finish carpentry is the last step of a carpenter's work. Pretty much anything you can see as a finished product is finish carpentry. Anything hidden inside a wall or supporting a deck is considered rough carpentry and is not finish or trim carpentry. Finish carpentry is the carpentry performed at the end of a building job; the finishing touches.
Building and remodeling is done in a series of steps. As each step progresses specific jobs are done by experience professionals in certain fields. For example you can have a concrete pourer laying down a the foundation for a new addition to a home, then a rough carpenter framing in the walls, then electricians, plumbers, etc. Each of these professionals do their job and lay the foundation for the next guy to do his work.
At the end of the project the finish carpenter comes in and puts the final touches on the project. Such things as the baseboard, crown molding, other types of molding, window sills, etc are all done by the finish carpenter.
As all these elements are what you and your friends will be looking at the most, you can see why finish carpentry requires special skills and an eye for detail as takes a great deal of skill and experience to make it aesthetically appealing. This can create a high demand for finish carpenters.
It can take years for a carpenter to really develop his craft to the point where he is a competent finish carpenter.
At Dave's Carpentry we've been doing this for over 25 years, we have the skill and experience. Call us for your next project.
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