Rustic Furniture, Decks and General Carpentry
Making rustic furniture—good, sturdy, reliable furniture at any rate—is no simple task.
Building rustic furniture takes skill and patience. It is easy to think of it as just pieces of wood glued together, but the fact is, it takes time to make joints that fit together well, especially when using rough lumber and limited hand tools. Unlike the wood you get from the lumberyard, no two pieces will be the same, so don’t expect to use production tools and techniques. What you can expect is a piece of furniture like no other—anywhere. The types of furniture and techniques will depend on your skill, and the tools you have at hand. As you accumulate more tools (and you will) and more experience, you will find different ways of working with wood.
Livingston Carpentry is commited to excellence in design and execution of all deck and landscape design projects. Armed with innovative design capabilities, building technique and the tools and equipment to get the job done; Custom Decks & Carpentry is always “thinking outside the box”. Always pushing the envelope of quality, elegant simplicity and well balanced design for the discriminating client.
The three common choices when it comes to wood decks are redwood, cedar and pressure-treated wood that can be made of various types of wood species. Redwood and cedar are both naturally insect and rot resistant and have a natural look, but each has its own inherent issues.
Carpentry is a skilled trade and a craft in which the primary work performed is the cutting, shaping and installation of building materials during the construction of buildings, decks, furniture, formwork, etc. Carpenters traditionally worked with natural wood and did the rougher work such as framing, but today many other materials are also used and sometimes the finer trades of cabinetmaking and furniture building are considered carpentry.