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.

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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Kitchen and Bath Pine Floor

This flooring project involved changing out the shower and building a custom vanity as well. The existing kitchen and bathroom flooring was peeling linoleum so the new pine floor to match the living room is a nice upgrade. I used Vermont Natural Coatings’ whey (as in the waste product in making cheese) flooring finish which …

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Log Home Sliding Glass Doors

These are the second gerneration of sliding glass doors in this location. The first were vinyl clad wood that had succumbed to frequent soaking with every rain. The wall is victim of water from the drip edge roof above splashing off the deck and onto the wall. Adding the the problem was the installation of …

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Trapezoid Windows

Trapezoid Windows

This project involved installing new (used) trapezoid windows in the peak of this barn. Amazingly the owner found these trapezoid windows on Craigslist with an angle matching the barn roof! Some careful measuring and planing and the new rough opening accommodated the trapezoids perfectly. A big slider is yet to be installed in the space below …

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