About Cliff Dutton Carpentry


Home Building Project

Cliff Dutton Carpentry has been making home improvements since 2009. Before there was a Cliff Dutton Carpentry, Cliff gained considerable experience building for contractors starting back in 1989. His first construction job was as a roofer and carpenter’s helper. On his own, 20 years later in 2009, he has been applying his skills to building projects such as decks, woodsheds, roofs, wood floors as well as major repairs and renovations. This is only a partial list as the types of projects Cliff Dutton Carpentry takes on. You’ll see they are quite diverse. He invites you to view his blog entries to see past projects and the results of good planing, efficiency and attention to detail.

 Keeping Efficiency in Mind.

IMGP3823Speaking of efficiency, energy efficiency and reducing/eliminating burning fossil fuels for home heating are core beliefs that are reflected in Cliff’s work. A background in forestry influences his thinking. Firewood is considered a green heating fuel and even said to be solar energy. Something earlier generations never thought of but in heating with wood, they burned solar energy in their heating and cook stoves. What sense does it make to rely on imported oil from war prone areas half way around the world when we have ample solar energy in our woods all around us? Cliff believes burning firewood is a wise choice for Vermonters, since it is plentiful, local and renewable. Here lies his interest in building woodsheds. Modern wood stoves reduce pollution and wood consumption, while thoughtful harvesting and forest management can keep our forests healthy and sustainable.

Uses for this Website.

Cliff created this website so his customers can view and share blog posts about their projects with friends and to promote his carpentry business. Comments are open at the end of every blog post where customers and anyone with a sincere comment about the specific post is invited to write. Please use the email form to contact Cliff directly or if your comment does not pertain to a particular blog post. Check the testimonials page to see what Cliff’s customers are saying. Choose specific subjects using categories or use tags for more specific topics.

 The Other Building Job.

Cliff is also builds things with electrons instead of wood in his website business where he hosts websites on a green server. See his Web Design Site for more information. Building either way requires planning, measuring dimensions and calculating sizes. It’s what Cliff does.

Sweeping the debris off. Some strapping had to be replaced on this side.

New Cedar Shingle Roof

The old cedar roof was rotting and growing considerable moss especially on the north side. Except for the staging, the owner’s son and I ripped off the old roof, replaced some strapping and put on the new shingles in one day. The owner picked up the old shingles so it was a team effort. I …

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Sliding Under Porch Screen

The Concept. The space under a porch is often used for storage. This customer’s porch was built over a slope which presented an extra challenge to cover the space with sliding doors so stored items would be hidden. She also wanted to use the same sliding doors as privacy screen over an outdoor shower. The Solution. I built sliding barn doors with …

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