Skilled Carpentry

Durability, Health & Comfort

Over the years, we’ve worked hard to assemble a crew of talented, proficient carpenters who, on occasion, have time to complete smaller, skilled carpentry projects such as replacing siding and rebuilding decks. Whereas we schedule larger projects with a firm timeline, we fit these smaller projects in as the calendar allows. Because of this, we do not take on projects of an urgent nature; we schedule skilled carpentry projects 6-12 months in advance.

In keeping with the ethos of our larger projects, our skilled carpentry projects focus on durability, occupant health and comfort. The short of it is this: if you want a skilled carpenter from Chuckanut Builders to complete your project and you’re not in a hurry, we’d be happy to help.  

Siding Replacement

Maintaining the siding of your home isn’t nearly as exciting as, say, remodeling your kitchen or adding a second story addition, but it is an essential component that helps to ensure the durability of your home and protect your indoor air quality.

Bellingham gets roughly 35 inches of rain a year. That’s a lot of rain. And, as most homeowners in Bellingham know, rain is hard on the exterior of a home. Wind driven rain can get behind siding, causing mold and rot. In turn, this can lead to indoor air quality issues and impact the durability of a home. The best-case scenario is to catch water damage early and fix it quickly. That doesn’t always happen because water damage isn’t always immediately visible. Siding repair projects vary greatly in scope, from selectively replacing damaged siding or exterior trim to overhauling the whole exterior of the home (removing all of the siding, adding a weather resistive barrier and exterior insulation, and installing new siding).


Decks have a hard life in the Pacific Northwest, especially uncovered decks. If your deck is failing, we can help. Our carpenters use time-tested building techniques and high quality, durable materials to ensure your deck can better endure the elements. In addition to durability, we can suggest materials that are low maintenance because we know folks would rather spend time enjoying their deck than maintaining it.

Do you have a project? We’d love to help.

If you’re interested in working with Chuckanut Builders on a skilled carpentry project, please fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch.