Beautiful Wood Projects Start With Precision

Custom woodwork adds a magnificent ambiance to a home interior. But, when woodwork is poorly cut, painted, stained, or installed, it’s a distraction from an otherwise lovely interior. Today, we’re going to talk about some of the ways a professional can make a wood project stand out to make a home look its best.

The right measurements and cuts


Woodwork is a trade of precision. Not only does everything have to be measured precisely, but the grain and cut have to be at the correct angle. If any of these are incorrect, won’t look good. That precision has to be matched for every detail of every piece, and all of the straight edges have to be straight, as well. It doesn’t leave a lot of room for error.

Custom woodwork starts with good math.

The right paint or stain color

Woodwork has to be primed, painted or stained. Whether it’s cabinetry work or some other wood element, well done wood projects require an expert hand, as well as applying the right products to obtain the best results possible.

If the project is to be painted on site, there will be a much higher potential for making a mess, especially as most refinishing and painting needs to be done at least twice to get good coverage. Thus, great care as well as expertise is essential during the process.

Minimal intrusion during installation

The refinishing or refacing of cabinets is not a long term job. In other words, the wood expert needs to go in, complete the project or cabinets with the least amount of fuss, and get out. Disruption of a customer’s life and family has to be kept to a minimum.

Precision finishing

Once the cabinet facing or wood elements are installed, any finishing stain or paint needs to be applied. If it is cut, prepared, and painted correctly, this should go fast. But, it still takes time. All of these tasks require not only skill and ability but also the commitment to make the job look its best. A specialist in wood projects is just the person to entrust with the task of refinishing quality wood elements because an expert knows what they’re dealing with and how to make it look seamless and natural.

While a great variety of skilled artisans can do many areas of construction, it’s essential to have wood preservation, restoration or refacing projects which require a higher level of experience to be completed by someone who knows what they’re doing because wood restoration isn’t just construction. When it’s well done, it’s an art and will make your home beautiful.

The Wood Doctor is the leader in wood restoration, refinishing and refacing in the Portland area. Call 503-560-5220 for a project consultation.