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Liz H. says, "Bob and his partner were amazing. Not only did he do a fantastic job but he taught me things about flooring I need to know for the future when buying and selling a home. Bob is truly a kind and caring guy who is on a mission to get your job done right the first time. He is clearly a perfectionist. Before I go any further I wanted to say that I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome with my damaged floor. I’m selling my co op at Rossmoor in Walnut Creek and beyond stressed about it when it comes to this. My unit is over 35 years old and in much need of repair. I’m also trying to fix the mistakes of the former owner look better for selling. My floor is around 800 square feet. The damage is extensive. Lots of water damage and scratches. I’m not in a position to re sand the floor but it looked truly awful. Bob and his workers came and moved all the furniture and redid the floors without sanding. I showed him an area that’s beyond awful I hadn’t even planned on doing. We found I had boards from the former owner in my storage unit. Bob worked with the board to make it perfect. There were a lot of complicated cuts but he did it and it looks absolutely amazing. He took the time that was needed so everything fit perfectly. I was so worried about this on my fix list for selling. I’m so relieved to have this project done I can’t tell you. Bob will give it to you straight. He won’t try to sell you on an expensive job you don’t need. He’ll take the time to explain your options. He doesn’t do a hard sell because he doesn’t need to. His work speaks for itself. He knows about all kinds of different home improvements because he’s done it. He’s done it for a long time. He fixed my faucet in one minute and that wasn’t on my list to be done. I had a few different people contact me when I reached out for help. Bob called me immediately and our appointment was for the next day. I wanted it done asap and he managed to schedule it so it was done in. few days. I know your going to be as happy as I am about working with Bob and his employees. His employees have been with him a long time and it’s clear they work in harmony. He has extensive experience and can explain everything to you as much as you want or need. Don’t even think about it. That project you need done or the one your just thinking about. Bob will answer all your questions. He’s like the guy your parents hired when you were a kid who was like one of the family. You need him in your address book for a variety of projects. I’m really glad he did such a great job helping me. My only regret is that I didn’t know him for the many years I owned homes in California and needed help."See more
Liz H. says, "Bob and his partner were amazing. Not only did he do a fantastic job but he taught me things about flooring I need to know for the future when buying and selling a home. Bob is truly a kind and caring guy who is on a mission to get your job done right the first time. He is clearly a perfectionist. Before I go any further I wanted to say that I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome with my damaged floor. I’m selling my co op at Rossmoor in Walnut Creek and beyond stressed about it when it comes to this. My unit is over 35 years old and in much need of repair. I’m also trying to fix the mistakes of the former owner look better for selling. My floor is around 800 square feet. The damage is extensive. Lots of water damage and scratches. I’m not in a position to re sand the floor but it looked truly awful. Bob and his workers came and moved all the furniture and redid the floors without sanding. I showed him an area that’s beyond awful I hadn’t even planned on doing. We found I had boards from the former owner in my storage unit. Bob worked with the board to make it perfect. There were a lot of complicated cuts but he did it and it looks absolutely amazing. He took the time that was needed so everything fit perfectly. I was so worried about this on my fix list for selling. I’m so relieved to have this project done I can’t tell you. Bob will give it to you straight. He won’t try to sell you on an expensive job you don’t need. He’ll take the time to explain your options. He doesn’t do a hard sell because he doesn’t need to. His work speaks for itself. He knows about all kinds of different home improvements because he’s done it. He’s done it for a long time. He fixed my faucet in one minute and that wasn’t on my list to be done. I had a few different people contact me when I reached out for help. Bob called me immediately and our appointment was for the next day. I wanted it done asap and he managed to schedule it so it was done in. few days. I know your going to be as happy as I am about working with Bob and his employees. His employees have been with him a long time and it’s clear they work in harmony. He has extensive experience and can explain everything to you as much as you want or need. Don’t even think about it. That project you need done or the one your just thinking about. Bob will answer all your questions. He’s like the guy your parents hired when you were a kid who was like one of the family. You need him in your address book for a variety of projects. I’m really glad he did such a great job helping me. My only regret is that I didn’t know him for the many years I owned homes in California and needed help."

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does it cost to have kitchen cabinets installed?

In any kitchen, the cabinets are the main focus, so you want to make sure new or replacement cabinets are installed correctly. A professional carpenter can properly, securely mount new cabinets to the wall; the national average cost for this service is $7,725, although the cost varies widely depending on the type of cabinets, their material and their size, and the accessories you add. A typical fee is $70 per linear foot to remove existing cabinets and assemble and install new ones; the cost is less if you do the demolition and removal yourself. Stock cabinets are the least expensive to have installed, ranging from $75 to $400 each; semi-custom cabinets range from $150 to $900 each; and custom cabinets cost from $500 to $1,400 each. Wood cabinets are more expensive than those made from plywood or medium-density fiberboard (MDF) and finished with a laminate. Wood cabinets range in cost from $80 to $160 per linear foot. Laminate-finished cabinets cost $35 to $75 per linear foot, on average.

How much is custom cabinetry?

Custom cabinets can be built for any room, including bedroom closets and built-in armoires. Measured carefully and built precisely, custom cabinetry can increase storage and beautify any room. The national average for building custom cabinets ranges from $500 to $1,200 per linear foot. The cost is highly variable because there are so many styles, colors, glazes and other options. In general, the linear footage of the cabinets, the materials used to build them, and the cost of the labor will determine the cost. Solid wood costs more than plywood and wood veneer, and costs vary among different types of wood; maple and cherry cabinets are more expensive than pine. Glass-front cabinets can cost more, as can decorative hinges, handles and door pulls, which can cost $2-$45 each; choose carefully to stay within your budget and pull off the exact look you’re going for. Some carpenters also charge for installation, on average $100 per cabinet box. Additional molding and trim, such as crown molding at the ceiling, cost an average of $70 per 8-foot section, and adding finished ends to exposed cabinets averages $100-$200.

Do you tip cabinet installers?

In general, home service providers such as electricians, plumbers and contractors are professionals who don’t expect tips. They expect to do a job for you for the specific price they quoted. Of course, they may appreciate a tip for a job particularly well done or for which they’ve gone beyond what’s normally expected, such as completing the project early or under budget. Even better than a tip, it’s always appropriate to leave a positive review online after a good experience.

Do carpenters build houses?

Carpenters are trained to work with wood. That means that any part of your home that is built of wood is very likely to involve a carpenter. Framing carpenters will put up the wood that makes up the bones of your home. If you’re having a wood floor installed, it may be done by a carpenter — although being a carpenter is not a requirement to install flooring. Trim, baseboards, wainscoting and any other detail work is typically installed by a finish carpenter. The wood boxes of custom cabinets will be built and installed by a carpenter.

Although all of these components in your new or remodeled home are built by carpenters who specialize in building things with wood, a general contractor typically oversees construction of the entire house. If the general contractor is also a carpenter skilled in all these areas, they may well construct your entire home. More often, the general contractor subcontracts out the various building stages to different individuals, including carpenters.

Who is a carpenter and what do they do?

Carpenters are skilled craftsmen who build things out of wood. Depending on what the carpenter builds, they may be referred to by various names. A framer is a carpenter who puts up the framing on a house. A trim or finish carpenter installs the finishing touches of prefabricated or custom trim and detail work once a house has been built and the walls are up. A furniture maker or woodworker builds furniture — such as tables, beds and dressers — out of wood. A cabinetmaker is a carpenter who builds custom and semi-custom wood cabinets. If you’re having a home built or remodeled, your general contractor will either provide or subcontract the carpentry work for the framing, cabinets and trim. You can hire a carpenter directly to update the trim in your home, build you a piece of custom furniture, or repair or replace your wood cabinets.

How do you find a good carpenter?

To find a good carpenter near you, do the following:

  • Use Thumbtack to find a list of carpenters in your area.
  • Filter the list by selecting a specific carpentry service, such as general carpentry or cabinetry. 
  • Identify carpenters who have high ratings.
  • View the carpenters’ profiles and learn more about their specialties. 
  • Read their customer reviews and look at photos of their past work.

After you get a good sense of their quality of work, make sure the carpenter has the necessary credentials in your state. Then, request several cost estimates for your project(s).

What does a finish carpenter charge per hour?

On average, finish carpenters charge $60 per hour. However, this hourly rate will vary depending on where you live, the scope of the project and other factors. For a more accurate estimate, ask for price quotes from at least three finish carpenters in your area.

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