Confusion may have arisen when applying the term; millwork. When a list of millwork supplies is suggested for their work from home kit to carry out a project effectively, self-reliant DIY practitioners not used to sifting through reams of instructions may not always be sure what this implies. Just for the purposes of providing better appreciation, here is a brief explanation on how the term comes to be used in today’s building circles.
Let this serve as your basic introductory guide if you are just starting out. Let’s start with the mill. It was originally a building that is fully equipped with mechanical equipment to carry out grinding work. Today, such buildings, as they are defined, are now verifiable manufacturing or processing centers. Installed or freestanding machinery can now perform numerous functions, from grinding to cutting, to sanding and ‘planing’, as well as marking, shaping and fabricating.
Another term that could be applied is that of the millwright. It was originally intended but now it has the capacity to form a multitude of tasks. This even goes for the production, processing and packaging of processed food. It serves the health services industry well in regard to the production of vital pharmaceutical products. And the term ‘mill’ now gets applied to a variety of sub-sectors, of which the paper mill and the wood mill would be two such examples.
Industries and its related technologies have now been broken down alongside of its advancements. No longer is a large factory needed to perform essential mechanical, engineering or manufacturing tasks. Essential service providers are on call all day long with their relevant millwork supplies loaded in the back of their vans. And so to the DIY technician who has his own small inventory of millworks stored away in his garage or workshop.