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Up close look at a woodworking finger joint.

Finger-jointed mouldings are a unique product that you’ve probably seen at your local home improvement store, but you’ve likely never given them a second thought. Well, we’re here to tell you that you should! While we pride ourselves on the quality when it comes to all of our hardwood products, finger joint mouldings and S4S lumber are quickly becoming best-sellers (and for good reason). Whether you use them to update your trim boards or as another DIY carpentry project like shelves or benches, finger joint products are great options for almost all painted applications.

But, at Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods, our finger-jointed hardwoods aren’t what you’ll find in big box stores – they’re better. Why? It’s all about the species of wood used to create them!

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Custom solid wood interior door.

What’s the one item found in every single home and used by every person who steps foot inside? Doors!

Interestingly, many homeowners tend to think that options are limited when it comes to interior doors. But, interior door designs are virtually limitless and can be a great way to reflect your personality and style! Of course you want your doors to provide privacy and security, but they can also be great accent pieces, too.

Whether building a new house or renovating a space, a new interior door can make all the difference. Design a custom door that creates a comfortable, inviting space while being an investment that can last a lifetime!

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Wooden step stool.

Step stools are simple: they give you a boost in height when you need it most! Building your own step stool lets you customize every inch, making it a unique gift or an item that can be handed down through generations.

In fact, wooden step stools are great accessory items that can be designed to fit the existing pieces of furniture you already own! They’re easy to make and can be constructed out of different wood species — ranging from the most common to the most exotic.

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This Old House Farmhouse in Fairfield has a rustic look with upscale features

Who says farmhouses have to feel like century homes? 

This Old House challenged the norm with their 2020 Farmhouse in Fairfield Idea House, located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and Baird Brothers celebrated our third year partnering with the This Old House brand on this build (along with the other 2020 Idea House, Cottage On The Cape). 

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DIY Shiplap Accent Wall Installation Guide

You don’t need to be a contractor with decades of experience to install your own shiplap wall… you just need to know the process behind doing it the right way!

Achieving this rustic look, popularized by the tv show Fixer Upper (and often highlighted in This Old House’s Idea House projects) does, however, take a little planning. So, in this easy 10-step tutorial, we break down the process, from start to finish. 

For those who require a more visual “how-to,” check out our most recent video—How to Install Shiplap – The Only Tutorial You Need—where we partner with Christy at Oak Hill Millworks for a quick facelift to the accent wall in her own home!

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In the midst of all things COVID, This Old House has been busy pumping out content for home enthusiasts, craftsmen and builders across the nation. And, while the 2020 TOH Cape Cod Idea House reveal was quite a bit different than previous years, the home (known as Cottage on the Cape) was nothing short of stunning…and Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods is proud to be a part of it!

While most viewers follow This Old House on PBS, the brand’s newer Idea House Build Series allows fans to join Pro2Pro Editor Chris Ermides as he chronicles two separate 2020 Idea House builds. A virtual grand opening for the Cape Idea House was held on July 16, and full episodes of the project are available online.

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How Hardwood Makes A Modern Interior Feel Like Home

Modern and contemporary design, known for clean, straight lines, can run the risk of making a house feel more like a museum or showcase than a welcoming home. “Achieving a contemporary look with hardwood, a classic element, is a growing trend,” Baird Brothers Steve Stack said. “It adds a warming touch to what could be a cold, uninviting environment.”
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Stunning Interior Doors Hinge on Fine Hardwood

Gone are the days when doors were afterthoughts or merely functional, unappealing room-to-room transitions. Nowadays, interior doors are an integral part of a home’s design.

With so many species, finishes, styles and sizes to choose from, the design possibilities for premium solid hardwood interior doors are endless. “The only thing limiting your choice is your budget,” said Baird Brothers Steve Stack.

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Baird Brothers Shiplap.

Thanks to HGTV’s “Fixer Upper,” starring Waco, Texas, husband and wife Chip and Joanna Gaines, people from coast to coast are swooning over shiplap. This horizontal pattern of interlocking wooden boards was traditionally used to build sheds and barns, but Joanna’s shiplap is creating a buzz because she brings it indoors. Incorporating it into many of her designs, Joanna’s shiplap accents kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms, as well as foyers, hallways and stairwells — even ceilings.  A sturdy framing material that originated out on the prairie to withstand harsh climate conditions, shiplap is now used to add texture, interest and warmth in homes ranging from Craftsman to Modern style.

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Baird Family Room.

Are you crazy for the Fixer Upper rustic modern look popularized by HGTV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines? You’re not alone. Many fans of the show, including farming families, city dwellers and busy suburbanites, yearn for Joanna’s signature oh-so-comfortable rustic modern look.

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