We Craft and Fix
Although we are not primarily a carpentry first business, we have plenty of experience building. Upon request, we can pair our knowledge and experience with your ideas (we ❤️ Pinterest).
We do enjoy also fixing bad carpentry as much as it pains us to see it. Typically, where we see failures is an incomplete pairing of fastening systems in high traffic areas. For example, installing a stair nosing into a stair case without using spline AND adhesive. When it comes to failures of carpentry in wood flooring, acclimation of material is another common failing point.
Our contracting background, science education, and experience in wood floor inspecting have proven one thing: There is no shortcut to excellence. And, the value of a reputation is something you earn in your workmanship and service to the client Because hacks run and hide when problems arise.
A few of the things we fix and craft:
- Wood Floors
When we work for our clients we adopt the Japanese philosophy of Shokunin
“The Japanese word shokunin is defined by both Japanese and Japanese-English dictionaries as ‘craftsman’ or ‘artisan,’ but such a literal description does not fully express the deeper meaning. The Japanese apprentice is taught that shokunin means not only having technical skills, but also implies an attitude and social consciousness. The shokunin has a social obligation to work his/her best for the general welfare of the people. This obligation is both spiritual and material, in that no matter what it is, the shokunin’s responsibility is to fulfill the requirement.”