Ocean Woodworks free seminar and demo at Homescapes Carmel: "Historic Homes Of Monterey Peninsula: How To Preserve And Maintain Their Important Legacy"

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  • Salinas, CA (1888PressRelease) April 17, 2013 - Ocean Woodworks (www.oceanwoodworks.com) will be holding a free seminar and demo presented by Kent Seavey, Historic Preservation Consultant and well-known local author of architectural history, and Deven Finnie, Operations Manager of Ocean Woodworks. They will discuss "Historic Homes Of The Monterey Peninsula: How To Preserve and Maintain Their Important Legacy"" at Homescapes Carmel, located in the lower level of the Carmel Plaza (Northwest corner of 7th & Junipero in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA) on Wednesday , April 24th from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM with light refreshments. For more information and to RSVP, please call (831) 899-9055.

    Kent Seavey has been an independent historic preservation and museum interpretation consultant since 1978. Prior to establishing his own consulting business, Kent worked variously as the first Historical Coordinator for the County of Monterey, Director of the Carmel Museum of Art, Registrar for the M.H. DeYoung Museum, and Curator of the California Historical Society. He is a well-known authority on California Art and Architecture and has lectured on or taught these subjects at the University of California's Berkeley and Santa Cruz Campuses, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, San Jose State University, Stanford University and more. He has been a part-time instructor at Monterey Peninsula College since 1976, where he teaches art and architectural history and a course on the history of Monterey County. Kent has prepared historic resource inventories for numerous California communities, including Carmel-by-the-Sea, San Juan Baustista, Salinas, Belmont, San Carlos and Colma. He has prepared nearly two-thirds of all National Register of Historic Places nominations for Monterey County historic resources. He was made an honorary member of the Monterey Bay Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 2005. Kent was the recipient of the Robert Stanton Award for contributions to the field of architecture in 2007. He has served on the Monterey County Historic Resources Review Board. Kent has published books on Monterey County historic resources including Pacific Grove (Arcadia Publishing, 2005); and Carmel, A History in Architecture (Arcadia Publishing, 2007).

    For the past decade, Deven Finnie has been the Operations Manager of Ocean Woodworks. Deven has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry and is well-respected for his innovative problem solving and high quality finishing work. He has worked on many historic and new homes as well as commercial properties on the Monterey Peninsula.

    Ocean Woodworks, located at 398 Shasta, Sand City, CA 93955, (831) 899-9055 is celebrating its 10th Anniversary with a year of special events, on site and off site, demos, films and seminars, a new furniture line launch, and more. Ocean Woodworks combines over 80 years of experience within its company team to bring its clients throughout the United States the best in custom fit architectural millwork. Ocean Woodworks has done work on many historic homes in Carmel, Monterey and Pacific Grove, including the oldest home in Carmel. It also worked on Rocky Shores, the newer stone home built along the ocean in Pacific Grove.

    Ocean Woodworks is a trusted source for a wide array of custom building projects and maintains a very high standard of professionalism. Deven Finnie works wonders with wood and is able to craft and mimic exacting reproductions of centuries' old, period specific moldings and striking custom windows and doors. Ocean Woodworks' range is limitless from plan specific architectural details to custom crafted furniture. The projects span an amazing range from simple and straightforward to complex and extensive. The finishing touches are done in-house to complete the replication of weathered antique, contemporary or any other aesthetic look the owners want to incorporate in their homes. There's no limit to the ingenuity and artistry of Ocean Woodworks' output, pride-of-craftsmanship and attention to detail.

    Ocean Woodworks is committed fully to saving and maintaining the historical architectural details that are vital to the integrity of the historical preservation guidelines. Many municipalities' architectural review boards have fairly strict guidelines regarding what can and can't be done to a historic structure. But with persistence and careful planning, a home can be modernized and added to without detracting from its historic significance. Generally speaking, homeowners can keep the spirit and charm of the home- the reasons that attracted them to the home in the first place, while increasing space and modern features. It's important that any updates don't over shadow the original character, retaining the feeling of what the house used to be but modernized in such a way that the changes don't stand out unnecessarily. This is the concept Ocean Construction approaches all historical building challenges. The process, known as rehabilitation, enables the firm to make repairs, alterations and additions, while preserving those portions or features which convey its historical, cultural and architectural value.

    Ocean Woodworks was created to support the in house cabinetry and custom millwork for Ocean Construction founded in 1998. Ocean Construction completed the last truly ocean front property on the Monterey Peninsula (one of three homes) in 2010 located at 1400 Sunset, just past the Pacific Grove Lighthouse. Built on the Rocky Shores property, this home is a prime example of Ocean Woodworks' long term planning and engineering to bring this one of a kind property to market after seven years of planning and two years of construction. Ocean Woodworks believes that it's important to understand how each client will live and what they want to draw from a home- -inspiration, energy, imagination, calm or pure beauty. Please contact Ocean Woodworks for any bidding and pricing for any current and up-coming projects.

    "Hand crafted and custom built" - every Ocean Woodworks new home is built on tradition including meticulous planning, precise execution and spectacular results. For more information, go to www.oceanwoodworks.com, or call Deven Finnie at 831 899 9055 or email oceanwoodworksd ( @ ) gmail dot com dot


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