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Jeff Kirk

Jeff Kirk

Journeyman Carpenter/ Renovations/ Finish carpentry/ Graphic and Illustration Artist/ Gym Rat Hailing from Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada . Jeff graduated from the Nova Scotia Intitute of Technology's Carpentry diploma program in 2005, from there became indentured in the apprenticeship program and then completed the Interprovincial Exam receiving his Red seal in 2008. Focusing mainly in residential high end renovation and custom new homes. He brings his knowledge of better building practices and understanding of how to get the most out of power tools to the team.

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Insulation, Ventilation and Vapor Barriers

By Jeff Kirk

Understanding the House as a System When it comes to either new home construction or larger scale renovations, homeowners are not always in tune with the technical side of the house construction process. Many folks tend to focus on the  big scale things that give the wow factor, such as the framing process, drywall, cabinets,…

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Cutting a Jack Miter

By Jeff Kirk

Finish Carpenter Joinery Tricks Finish carpentery is the art of adding the final touches to a home or building.  Finish carpentry skills, like cutting a Jack Miter, are needed to apply door and window casing, doors and molding details, all or which help create crisp lines, and eye catching details. The style of molding used can vary based on the…

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Milwaukee M18 Fuel 16 Gauge Cordless Nailer 2741-20

By Jeff Kirk

Milwaukee M18 Fuel 16 Gauge Cordless Nailer 2741-20 Review As a Finish carpenter, theres nothing more satisfiying than seeing the trim work come together at the end of a big project. A lot of time and effort goes into trimming out a house. When you get down to the final five or ten percent of…

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