Are you looking to give a new twist to your home? Planning on giving it an upgrade by furnishing it with stunning furniture? If you’re in the mood to do some renovations, then there are a couple of things that you need to bear in mind. First, you’ll need to take into account your budget and what’s feasible for you. Second, you’ll have to choose furniture items that are in sync with the color palette and interior theme of your home. Third, you’ll have to ensure that you’ve hired the right people who can help give your home a facelift. One of the integral people employed in the building or renovation of a home, is a carpenter.
A carpenter is a skilled artisan or craftsman who is great with carving furniture. Since millenium, India has had a rich culture of churning out carpenters by the dozen who are skilled at their job. In India, there’s no formal schooling for carpentry. It’s a trade that’s picked up through apprenticeship or is passed down through the ages in certain families. Many of the villages and tribal areas in India, are home to some really amazing carpenters who integrate wood and authentic tribal art in their work. It’s bespoke work and one of a kind that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. In cities, carpenters are usually easy to find. They make house calls and usually get minor jobs done such as fixing your door or window. They are nimble with their hands, and complete their work with dexterity in minutes!
Carpenters usually charge according to the door. If you’ve hired a carpenter to fix a loose hinge on your door, then he’ll probably just charge you rupees 500, because the job will be done in minutes. If it’s a more complicated job like building furniture for your new home, then the cost will increase. In this scenario, carpenters can charge between 20,000 to 40,000 rupees.
Hiring a carpenter in a city like Nagpur is quite easy. Since the city isn’t very big, most of the residents live in a tight-knit community. Which means that information is shared between each other, and in India, people are always ready to help you out. If you ever need a carpenter, you could look up the yellow pages or ask your colleagues, neighbours, family and friends, and you’ll definitely get a whole list of them. But, before you hire a carpenter it’s always best to check out some of their previous works for their clients, and whether it lives up to your standards.
On the off-chance that you’re the kind who likes to get their hands dirty and tinker with a few carpentry projects of your own, then here are some great DIY carpentry crafts that you can do! Fair warning, ensure that when you’re working with wood and wood shavings, that you always wear protective gear that covers your eyes, and wear gloves at all times. Also ensure that you use equipments like saws very carefully since they can prove to be hazardous.
If you’re a person who has green fingers, then what’s more delightful than mini square wooden pots for your tiny shrubs? Ensure that the pots get adequate sunlight along with the plants, or else mould can start growing on them.
Do you have a large garden in your backyard? If you do, then you’re in luck! A garden is the perfect excuse to have an amazing swing. All you need is an expansive rectangular slab of wood with holes drilled in the four corners. You can pass sturdy ropes through the holes and secure it to either the branch of a tree or a study provision made for it above it, and fasten the swing to it. Once you’ve ensured that it’s sturdy enough to sit on, then get ready to swing away! Yippee!!!
Wooden chopping board
This one’s probably the easiest DIY carpentry trick! Ensure that you’ve shaved off the edges of the square or rectangular wood to give it a nice smooth and clean look. To add a personal touch you can even monogram it by carving your name or initials on it in the corner.
Another handy trick to try out is building a neat shoe rack for yourself. You’ll need 4/4 sheets of plywood, wood glue and nails. Cut the plywoods accordingly, spread wood glue on the joints, nail them together, and voila! You have an amazing shoe rack to store your shoes. You can place the shoe rack near your main door so that it’s convenient to sit on when you’re untying your laces and also so that you can place the shoes in it as you soon as you step into your home.