At Wilder Woodcraft we are constantly seeking better materials and techniques to to offer our customers. These windows were finished with very traditional style of paint. Linseed oil paint was THE paint used universally before modern paints were introduced. It is our honest opinion that this paint is better than any exterior American paint currently offered. It is V.O.C. free, Lead free, and has a 50 year life span! We are the only company in the area that knows how to use it and offers it to our clients. Once again, the old is new!
Restored Double Hung Wooden WIndows
These windows were in pretty bad shape. They were neglected for decades and painted shut with over 20 coats of paint. Here they are looking practically brand new and operating with more ease than the wood replacement windows in the new part of the home. All of this work was done for about the same cost as buying and installing new good quality replacement windows. Coupled with operable exterior storm windows they are proven to be just as energy efficient as well.
Exterior weather damage repair
We answer many calls requesting rot repair. Many old homes suffer small damaged areas on siding and sills. Most of the time these can be fixed by removing the damage and custom fitting new wood and epoxy. when finished with paint they often look as if there was never a problem.
Custom Maple Staircase
This staircase was designed with the clients. They own a midcentury style home and wanted a solid wood staircase made to complement the style of the home. We squared the nosing of the treads and forewent a traditional skirtboard running the risers and treads all the way against the wall. The planning and design work for this project paid off big time!
New Storm Windows
We Made all custom wood storm windows with operating hardware for this early 1900's farmhouse. the owner did not want hassle of removing the storm windows in the summer so they all open for ventilation. We can also build custom wooden storms with removable screen and glass panels that can be switched easily from inside your home.
Furniture commissions available upon request. We can accomodate requests for reproduction furniture of most periods and styles. And nothing excites us more than designing a custom piece with a client.
Other projects we are proud of:
Traditional Japanese Tea-House Design. This was an immersive student project that included woodworking and studying Traditional Japanese Architecture and the Tea ceremony.
Side Table was built as a model for a kitchen table design.