2023 Carpentry & Woodworking Project Plans

calander Dec 8 , 2022 user-iconAnderson Painting
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The year is winding down, which means it’s time to set the slate clean and start thinking about which residential projects might be in store for the new year. There’s always the potential for painting, but sometimes your home could use structural changes, too. You might not go so far as knocking down a wall or building an entirely new room, but there’s plenty you can do with some sturdy pieces of wood and the right tools. Before you go out and buy some two-by-fours and grab your saw and drill, take the time to plan your attack. Even if you’re confident in your DIY carpentry abilities, you might want to hire professionals for certain tasks. Whatever the case, planning ahead will help you craft a budget and optimize your time.

With the above in mind, here are some carpentry & woodworking project plans you might consider for your home in 2023.

Carpentry & Woodworking Project Plans for 2023

Siding & Trim Repair and Replacements

If your home exterior features wood siding and/or trim, this might be the year you fix up any issues or replace those features entirely. Wood is tough, but it’s vulnerable to moisture, pests, wind, and more. And while coating your wooden siding and trim with high-quality paint will keep them around longer, these features are bound to show their age sooner or later. If you’re considering this type of carpentry repair this coming year, start by thoroughly assessing your home’s exterior and making note of the extent and severity of the deterioration.

If the damage is relatively minor, your best bet might be to fill cracks, caulk gaps, re-affix certain sections, and repaint the parts in question – if, however, you’re facing deeper, widespread damage, you may need to replace some or all of your home’s siding and trim. While the former project can get done in a matter of days, the latter requires a much broader scope, meaning you’ll need to plan well in advance. Still, replacing your home’s worn-down wooden siding and trim is a worthy investment, bolstering your property’s curb appeal, fortifying its structure, and improving interior insulation (which reduces energy costs in the long run).

Customizing Your Home with Unique Wooden Features

This year’s woodworking plans don’t have to be so drastic – the stakes aren’t always so high, either. Wood is undoubtedly functional, but the material’s aesthetics make up a major part of its lasting appeal. So, if your home could use a makeover in 2023, consider investing in custom carpentry for your interiors and exteriors. These custom features range from purely ornamental to firmly functional. On the decorative end, consider hand-crafted wooden additions to mantelpieces, crown molding, exterior trim, etc. And on the more functional side, you might seek customized cabinetry, furniture, railings, built-in shelving, etc. Wood can be used for so many things, so if you can dream it up, chances are you can achieve it with professional help.

Decking Out Your Outdoor Spaces

Winter might be here for a while, but it won’t be long until Raleigh residents are gearing up once more for the outdoor season. Whether your home already features a wooden deck or you’re thinking about finally having one built this year, the right carpentry services can get you on your way. Some wooden deck services to look into in 2023 include:

  • New deck construction

  • Seasonal deck maintenance (including cleaning, staining, and sealing)

  • Deck inspections

  • Deck repairs and replacements

  • Deck additions (e.g., railings, stairs, privacy walls, etc.)

  • …and more

What Would Woodworking Do for You this Coming Year?

Whether used for construction, finishing, or both, wood is one of the most versatile materials to explore when making home improvements. Rely on the carpentry and painting experts at Anderson Painting to provide the key services you’re looking for in 2023 and beyond. To learn more about us and all we do for our clients in Raleigh, NC, and the Greater Triangle Area, call today at 919-610-1855 or email us at info@andersonpaintingnc.com!

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