Doing it yourself? Well, you’re not alone.

Reclaimed Brown Barn Board Paneling in Narrow WidthsDo It Yourself home improvement is a growing phenomenon these days as the internet abounds with do-it-yourself (DIY) websites, blogs, forums, social media and other ways for individuals to check out cool DIY projects such as handicrafts, woodworking, and even furniture-making.

Maybe you’ve even decided you’d like to try your hand at your very own DIY project. After all, winter’s a great time to do a little research, look around, and check out an interesting project or two to start in the spring. Perhaps you saw a beautiful table, bookcase, chair, or sign on Pinterest or Instagram. So how do you get started?

First, think about the kind of wood you’ll need for your project and what you’d like to use – there are hardwoods and softwoods in a variety of textures, grains, and colors. There’s new lumber and beautiful reclaimed lumber – decades or even centuries-old, high-quality panels, planks, and timbers from old homes, barns, and other buildings. Here at Bingham Lumber we procure the finest reclaimed lumber from respected sources throughout the Northeast to ensure the highest quality and then we remill it for a wide range of uses.

Not confident enough in your own woodworking skills to tackle a project yourself? We even have our own custom millwork shop on site to produce custom tables, islands, barn doors, fireplace mantles and other pieces. All you have to do is bring us something that lets us know what you’re trying to accomplish. It could be a sketch, photograph, or a printout from a DIY website. You can select the wood you’d like us to use and we’ll carefully craft a beautiful, unique, finished piece from the new or reclaimed wood you prefer.

Whether it’s a one-of-a-kind mantle, shelving, wainscoting, or trim that becomes an integral part of your home, or a personalized piece of furniture that can move with you – custom woodworking projects are a great way to express your creativity and add value to your home and your life.