The city of Pretoria is located in the northern part of the province of Gauteng in South Africa. This city is one of the three capital cities of South Africa, where it serves as the homeplace of the administrative branch of the government and where the foreign embassies to South Africa, with Cape Town holding the legislative capital, and the city of Bloemfontein being the judicial capital. Pretoria is known for its laid back, old world feel that is filled with thousands of students from local Universities.
The average home in Pretoria comprises of a front and back garden which usually has a pool or a small to medium deck area with a braai stand. Not forgetting the all too important kitchen and entrance hall that is very important in every house. In the larger homes found in Pretoria and its surrounding areas will always include wooden hand crafted elements such as a dining room table, a coffee table and sometimes accompanying chairs, as well as an entrance hall table and other smaller wooden features dotted around the house.
Carpenters are skilled professionals that construct, erect, install and repair structures and fixtures made from wood and other materials. The professional carpenter is involved in many different kinds of construction, from the building of highways and bridges to the installation of kitchen cabinets and so much more. There are also carpenters that specialize in certain elements like there are carpenters who are able to remodel entire homes with all the finishings, there are carpenters who specialize in commercial and residential building construction and there are carpenters who specialize in remodelling work for private projects.
Even though carpenters have such a wide range of skills, there are still the most common items and projects that clients and special customers specifically ask for. Below is a list of the most popular projects that carpenters are asked to create. These projects are cabinets, beds (which is usually the bed frames or childrens bunk beds), closets, kitchen furniture (which could be the drawers, cabinets, kitchen counters and chairs), outdoor furniture, doors and their frames, and shelving installed around the house.
Cabinets may seem simple enough to make, and install, but there are things that only a professional will know about the perfect cabinet. The cabinet can be put in the kitchen, the bathroom, the living room, and even in the various bedrooms. The average cabinet is usually made out of wood to make them more durable, and in the case of the kitchen cabinet, they are made with wood to look in freshness and certain odours.
The bed is the sanctuary of the bedroom, it is the resting place of every homeowner. A professional carpenter is skilled in knowing how to create a standard bed, but they are also knowledgeable in how to customise the beds of clients who prefer a longer bed, a wider bed, a lower bed specially designed for the disabled, and even a taller bed, designed for those in the higher height range.
Closets are usually found in the bedrooms, and extra rooms or rooms better known as guest bedrooms in the home. A closet is usually tall enough to keep long standing or hanging items of clothing. They also keep extra linens, pillows, cushions and other storable items. A closet may very well seem simple to make, but this is an item where carpenters thrive and get to prove their skills through the advanced mathematics of accurate measurements and angles that need to be kept in mind when building such a unit.
4. Outdoor Furniture
This might be the most popular type of furniture that carpenters are asked to make. Outdoor furniture can range from outdoor tables and chairs that can be made from wood which will be heavily coated in weather resistant varnish so that the furniture will be able to withstand heavy rain, blazing sunshine and the coldest of winters. (Read more: 7 Tips for choosing your outdoor patio furniture)
Every House is not complete without doors. The design of a door is a big indication of the style of the entire house. Each house might have a standard set of matching doors depending on which room they lead in to, but the professional carpenter has much experience with creating specialized, unique and hand crafted wooden doors.