General carpentry

General carpentry

General carpentry
For me would be any other work that is not described in the other categories on this page. Fixing squeaks on stairs, changing broken glass panes, building ramps for wheelchairs are a few of my past projects.

Reinstating Handrail, baserail and balusters.

A  customer asked me to reinstate a handrail and balusters to their staircase which had had them removed many years ago. A bridle joinet glue and screws attached the new newel post to the existing. The top detail was recreated to suit the design on the first floor newel post.  The balusters were spaced under 100mm apart but also as close as possible to the existing ones on the first floor.

Bookcase secondary walling.

A  customer asked me to construct a secondary wall within a Log Cabin style garden building to hole a large book collection. The customer had an amount of oak shelving we were to reuse and he would add to in the future. The colour of the new walling was to match the pine building.  I suggested 18mm shuttering plywood on softwood studwork to the design shown which would make the structure rigid. A softwood architrave was added to the top and bottom to finish.

Wall panelling effect

A previous customer asked me to construct some panelling boxes on to a hall and landing wall. The customer was to finish the wall decoration.

Finishing off a canopy soffit.

A property near Hintlesham had been left with some shuttering plywood used as a soffit but looked unfinished. I was asked to install pine strips, having received two coats of Sikkens CLS light oak, to the underside and then to give the whole area another coat of CLS. The downlighters were left hanging so the rubber gasket did not stick to the wet treatment

Replacement spindles to staircase and decoration.

A previous customer asked if I could change the turned spindle for square section and decorate the staircase before stair carpet was fitted. The under stairs storage had already been installed by myself.

Replacement sealed units (double glazing) to timber conservatory.

A customer asked if I could change the broken down, misted glazed units for replacements. This were installed with EPDM tape and pre treated timber beads

Canopy to be used as storage.

A customer asked if I would add 2 gates and cladding to make an area enclosed for storage. I submitted a sketch and the quotation was accepted.

Gates with marine plywood panelling.

A previous customer asked me if I would make a pair of gates for his cartlodge using marine plywood as the panelling, with a ‘V’ groove, instead of tounge and grooved boards. He wanted to stop gaps appearing in the summer months. 

Love Thy Burger, Ipswich.

The owner of the restaurant wanted his tables to be scrupulously clean when he reopened his restaurant in June 2020. All the table tops were scraped and sanded in our workshop to remove the old finish. We applied 3 layers of yatch varnish and serviced the table fixings.

Shed conversion to home gym.

The customer asked if I could convert a shed with a veranda into a space for a home gym. Studwork was used to enclose the decking veranda and all 94mm framing and roof area insulated. The internal walls were clad in moisture resistant MDF. The middle wall was removed after inserting a timber lintel and two levels of floor were consolidated and treated with a non slip decking paint. The windows were refurbished from the existing shed and internet access was brought in by a cable. The electrical supply and light switches  were put behind a door for safety.

Dado rails