About Cliff Dutton Carpentry

About.

Home Building Project

Cliff Dutton Carpentry has been making home improvements since 2009. Before there was a Cliff Dutton Carpentry, Cliff gained extensive experience building for contractors starting back in 1989. His range of experience spanned from roofing and decks through complete homes, foundation to finish. These included traditional frame buildings as well as timber frame homes. 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 has completed. You’ll see they are quite diverse in his blog where you can 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 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.

Hardwood Floor Patch

This probably happens a lot. Two small bedrooms made into one and the closets between them are removed. The hardwood floor was put down after the walls so is left cut up where the walls used to be. In this case the closet floor was laid in the opposite direction so the question was then …

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Standoff Second Story Braced Deck

The Backstory This building was built 20 years ago with the intention of a deck accessed by a second story french door. The Concept The time had come to build it! I designed it with standoffs to keep the ledger and braces off the existing wood to prevent creating a rot situation or the need …

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Drywall Taping the NH Project

Beyond some small repair projects, my only prior drywall taping experience was with the “Great Wall” project as well as taping a small addition of which I have no photos. In an interest to gain more experience, I reduced my rate to compensate for my lack of experience because I knew I was sure to …

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New Walls

In two days we hung most of the drywall at the New Hampshire project also in earlier posts: ceiling, windows and trusses. Closets and smaller sections are left for another day and because there are many smaller walls, they will probably take a third day. Most of the job was done with just two carpenters …

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