Finish Carpentry: the last steps of the carpentry process. The finish carpenter performs such tasks as installing baseboards, crown molding, wainscoting, and other millwork which will be seen. Finish carpentry requires more skills, and the touch of a craftsman, because of both its aesthetic appeal and the degree of precision required.
project: chez panisse
Project: custom mantel
At times, a particular piece has to be precisely tuned to its surrounding. In this particular case, the client and I looked at different obvious possibilities but nothing was quite right. I ended up with something that had the “right” proportions and a style “big” enough to make the desired statement, yet subdued enough to be a natural part of its surroundings.