I recently came across a nostalgic old film that made some great viewing for me and I thought that I should share it with you . Whilst a lot of the old processes have gone many still remain but you will see where a lot of the old craft comes from.

The first half  of the film uses the house under construction to demonstrate the difference between rough (basement joists and cross ties) and fine (windows, doors and cabinets) carpentry, and then goes on to show how other woodworking jobs exist in factories supplying the construction trade. It shows the processes (and jobs) involved in creating plywood,laminates and fine furniture although it makes a point of mentioning that, because of the added cost, there is a limited market for the latter.

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Croxfords Joiners and CarpentersPlease welcome me to the world of blogging. I am new at this but having said that I am certainly not new to the world of carpentry. And it is joinery and carpentry that I will be talking to you about.

My father who was a skilled craftsman taught me all I know and he also started the firm that I am now proud of running. We have existed as an organisation for 44 years having been established in 1968.

I will tell you more about the history of Croxfords over the coming weeks and months and you will hear a tale that will be typical of a small hard working family business that is true to the roots of traditional wood working. We are a Yorkshire family and I have been settled in and around  Holmfirth near Huddersfield all my life.

I will also be introducing you to members of our staff and  be giving you a tour of our modern workshop. I will show you some of the impressive machinery we use to prepare the highest quality handmade hardwood doors and windows which are our speciality. I will show you projects that we are working on so you can see, for example, how a traditional wood staircase is put together. Have you ever wondered how to put together a Georgian sash window?

I  will show you some of the tricks of the trade a specialist joinery manufacturer uses to achieve such exacting results.

Finally I will show you some of the work we have done over the years and tell you some of the landmark buildings we have worked on. You will be surprised at the number of well known establishments that have our seen our craftsmanship.

In all I hope to bring you an interesting insight into our world of specialist joinery.

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