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The carpentry skills of a craftsperson really shine during restoration work, which requires meticulous attention to detail. Advanced search in highland regions of Southeast Asia, most men learn the carpentry skills to build their own homes of wood or other plant materials. Carpenters in highland villages generally work with hand tools, using no electricity.
The advent of modern machinery and changing building techniques has meant that traditional carpentry skills are becoming increasingly rare. Formed in 1872, our Angus firm is still owned by the Sturrock family and holds traditional carpentry skills in high regard as well as demonstrating a mastery of the latest technology. We have unrivaled experience of working with wood for more than 130 years and passing on the carpentry skills learned in that time.
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The 1st wedding anniversary is, without doubt, one of the most significant of all anniversaries. Like any first-time event, this anniversary is super special. It is the first time after marriage that the two of you are celebrating such a momentous occasion (not counting the birthdays). Expectations on her part run high -- naturally. She is eager to know just what lovely surprises you have planned for her on this important day.
One of the ways to ensure that you capture her heart all over again on your 1st anniversary is by completely avoiding run-of-the-mill stuff. In other words, don't present her with a faux leather handbag bought off a shelf in high street. You're headed for the dog house if she happens to run into the neighbour across the street who is sporting the same bag!
To avoid such disasters, plan your first anniversary gifts in a manner that make them exclusive - and that means, personalised. What are the top 10 personalised gifts that you can give her on your first wedding anniversary? Read on...
1. Handmade card or a handwritten letter. There's little that can beat a letter or card written in the giver's own hand. It makes the gift so very personal and meaningful. While a store-bought card may be more extravagantly worded, it lacks your personal signature. If you are writing a letter, use good quality paper, take time over the words as you highlight all the big and small moments that have become cherished memories of the past one year. You can affix your wedding photograph on the card cover to make it really exclusive and personal.
8. Personalised champagne flutes. Raise a toast to your love for each other with champagne flutes bearing your names on each glass, with your wedding date and year printed at the bottom. Don't forget a bottle of sparkling bubbly!
9. Let your latent talent woo her! If you have a talent for painting, carpentry, or if you are a wizard with high-tech gadgetry, why not create something unique and exclusive just for her? You could paint her portrait (or, alternatively, get both of you painted in oil on canvas) or make her a table, a bookcase, a shelf, just anything that she'll like and enjoy.
10. A bespoke poem. Have a poem written just for her. Add flourish by adding a special photograph alongside it. Have the whole thing framed attractively. It's your ode to all her many wonderful qualities that made you fall in love with her.
If you have put in a little thought and advanced planning into your gift, be sure she'll be over the moon. Nothing says, 'You are special' like a personalised gift.
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People who like to drink beer, wine, liquor and even some who consume only non-alcoholic drinks will often think about installing a wet bar in their home. A nicely appointed bar can add a note of distinction to your place. One common appliance a wet bar shouldn't be without is a bar fridge. You're going to need to consider getting one of these for your new bar!
Installing a refrigerator in a cabinet behind the bar isn't terribly difficult and maybe you're handy enough to tackle this project on your own. Otherwise, you can hire someone who has the necessary carpentry skills to do the work for you. Probably any competent handyman is up to the task.
You can buy a new bar fridge that's already built into a cabinet, so to speak, by design. These models are typically significantly higher in price that a normal refrigerator, which makes building your own cabinet not only practical but more economical. If you want to try your hand at some DIY (do-it-yourself) this is a good project to tackle because it's not too difficult and the results should be pleasing. And every time you go to grab a cold beer or other beverage, you'll feel a little personal satisfaction at a job well done.