By Ric Ptak
In my experience as a cabinetmaker of 30 years, I have seen many changes in the way millwork has been produced in manufacturing plants. One thing that has not changed is the care, skill, and attention to detail required in successfully installing woodwork so the optimum value in the completed project is realized.
The intent of this article is not to explain how to install millwork, but to provide a set of industry accepted guidelines that are incorporated in the methods and skills of installation. The methods and skills used during installation are not a secret. There are however, systematic steps to provide the end-user with a quality product.
The following are some of the best practises to incorporate in your next installation. You will benefit whether you are an end user (such as a home owner or client) or a contractor, sub trade, project manager, manufacturer, architect, or installer.