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.

Equipment Shed

The Need My clients upgraded their ski trail grooming equipment and the larger size made the need for a larger shed. The Job The old shed was 10′ wide and the new one needed to be 12′ wide and 8′ longer. The height of the new machine was also greater so naturally the height of …

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Refinish Rustic Pine Floor

There’s nothing quite like old growth pine. Old pine floors like this are often rough with knots, ragged edges and cracks. To some the imperfections are what makes them beautiful, yet to others it makes them ugly. Amazing how different people can be and how different their floors are! Old growth pine is generally harder, …

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Custom Built-In Floor to Ceiling Bookcase

This was a really enjoyable project perhaps because I like working with pine. The owner asked if I could built a floor to ceiling bookcase as nice as the 3 foot tall one she had in the location. I said yes though because I would do the work on-site I couldn’t make adjustable shelves with …

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Window Replacement

A customer wanted new windows to replace old single pane windows. He bought the windows and helped me put them  in! We came up with a system that made the installation easy. Without removing the siding, a space for the trim must be cut exactly so the new trim can go in tightly and neatly. …

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