Carpentry work at home comprises many aspects such as doors, closet built-ins, kitchen cabinets, and even baseboards. Our focus will be installing cabinets and baseboards.
Let’s check it out.
What is a baseboard?
This is a decorative trim that is applied along the seam of a floor and a wall. A baseboard is a wise choice in designing a home because:
- It adds character to your room
- Compliments other features
- Adds value to your home
Baseboards come in in different styles i.e., smooth, rope, ornate, and beaded. You also have an opportunity to choose the kind of material you want from PVC, MDF, urethane, or wood.
Cabinets come in different styles and designs. From kitchen cabinets, dining table and wine cabinets, bathroom cabinets, wardrobe and dresser cabinets, TV cabinets, study desk cabinets, and bay window cabinets.
Just like any other material, cabinets come in different materials such as hard and softwood, medium-density fiberboard (MDF), particleboard, and plywood.
It is mostly used on the door and door facings of cabinets and it comes in many varieties. One of the downsides is it is the most expensive but it is durable and can be refinished.
It is a less expensive product; it can be a little bit heavy. Its advantage is that it can be painted or wrapped with wood making it look like real wood. On the downside, it is prone to moisture and damage.
Particleboard is somehow similar to MDF but it is made of grounded wood and it is basically used in cabinet shelving and boxes.
The good thing is it can be wrapped to give it a wood appearance but it is less durable under heavy use.
It is less expensive compared to hardwood. It is also used for shelving and boxes because of its lightweight and durability. On the plus side, drawers made of plywood are frameless, and self-close all the way.
Hope the tips help when looking into the interior work design of your future or remodeled home.