Scarfing in

Here you can see the process of scarfing in. The corner post of a
french 3 door bifold set that divides the living room and the outside.
This would not be cheap to replace. The customer was quoted £7000 for
the replacement of the frame and doors by a builder / installer. I did
it for less than £500

Image 1. Shows the rot and my markings of what needs to be cut out.
Image 2. The cutting out of marked lines.
Image 3. The removed piece.
Image 4. A template is made to fit exactly into the cut out. This is
then transferred onto the timber that will be used. The scarf piece.
Image 5. The scarf. Glued and screwed with stainless steel screws and
timber plugged.
Image 6. The Finished piece with primer and undercoat.

Published by southamptoncarpenter

Traditional standards. Traditional tradesman. Traditional service. I have been a carpenter for over 45years, 5 year apprenticeship as a boat builder, 2 years as a wood machinist, then a spell repairing furniture and manufacturing reproduction antique clocks. I spent a further 15 years working in a therapeutic environment passing on my skills, before setting myself up as a self-employed carpenter/joiner. As you will appreciate, I undertake a wide range of projects, so scrolling through the site map may well direct you to past work that may be similar to your requirements. The preferred way to contact me is by using the contact page on this site. However you can always ring me during normal working hours. Lead times vary depending on the time of year; small jobs I can often do promptly. I cover Southampton and I am also happy to visit Winchester and Salisbury areas, but a small fee will be charged.

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