Finish Carpentry

Finish carpentry came to be as an artistic craft where exactitude is crucial. It is mainly interior trim that may come in various works including decorative moldings, casings, fine woodworking, cabinetry, joinery, furniture making but may still be used to amplify beauty in exterior jobs such as decking, siding and roofing. Because its results is what is most noticeable than any other phase in construction, it is often considered to be the most important part of a remodeling project.

There are a lot of possible projects that you could undertake involving finish carpentry and here are several of the most common:

Interior Trim

Trims are closely associated with moldings and can be applied to a good number of interior features like baseboard, pilasters, columns, mantels, pediments, corbels, fireplace surrounds and spandrels. The simplest trims come as flat boards made to accent a certain area. Depending on the style that you want to achieve out of your finish carpentry project, different materials can be used such as plywood and battens, panels, frames, bead board, or tongue-and-groove boards.


Moldings, more popularly known as decorative moldings, can add a touch of classic elegance, modern sophistication or simply put—drama into just any room. As decorative molding comes in a very wide variety of styles and sizes ranging from stock patterns to custom cuts, shop for a one designed to complement with the overall décor of the room. In a finish carpentry project, even the simplest of molding design can add volumes to the room’s beauty.

Door and Window Casings

These types of casings are what fill in the gaps between doors, windows and the surrounding walls. The success of a finish carpentry job where doorways or window frames are to be cased lies in the accuracy in cutting, perfect squaring of corners and right positioning while nailing the rest of the casing. Though the tasks may seem easy, they are actually a far-cry from what many homeowners perceive them to be.

Why hire a finish carpenter?

First off, finish carpentry requires a good eye for proportion and detail, woodworking skills and craftsmanship that only a set of good fruitful years of experience can afford. Whether working with traditional wood other construction materials manufactured through technological advancements, proper installation is vital.