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Top 10 Carpenters near Canoga Park, CA

Avatar for Guzman’s Handy Work
Avatar for Guzman’s Handy Work
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Guzman’s Handy Work
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Guzman’s Handy Work
Great 4.7

(15)

Great 4.7

(15)

Trim or Molding Installation

  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Canoga Park, CA
Sara S. says, "We have worked with many contractors and subs over the years and Kevin + his team were the best out of all of them. Showed up on time (7am sharp the weekend), problem solved when issues installing our closet doors arose, slow in their work speed bc they were paying extreme attention to detail that would, in our previous experience, have gone overlooked by other workers. They came to us with questions regarding how we wanted things to look before moving forward and without assuming they knew. And they didnt express exasperation or compromise the quality of the work when the project took longer than they had expected. We are really grateful and would hire again in a heartbeat."See more
Sara S. says, "We have worked with many contractors and subs over the years and Kevin + his team were the best out of all of them. Showed up on time (7am sharp the weekend), problem solved when issues installing our closet doors arose, slow in their work speed bc they were paying extreme attention to detail that would, in our previous experience, have gone overlooked by other workers. They came to us with questions regarding how we wanted things to look before moving forward and without assuming they knew. And they didnt express exasperation or compromise the quality of the work when the project took longer than they had expected. We are really grateful and would hire again in a heartbeat."
Avatar for Austin Green
Avatar for Austin Green
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Austin Green
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Austin Green
5.0

(3)

5.0

(3)

Trim or Molding Installation, General Carpentry

  • Serves Canoga Park, CA
Nikhil K. says, "Simply put Austin is AN ABSOLUTE GEM. Read on for more details: I recently moved into an apartment that had a lot of need for improvement and I got incredibly lucky that I found Austin to help out. He is incredibly knowledgeable about matters of the home and was able to help me with everything from mounting my big screen tvs to fixing cabinetry. I immediately noticed that Austin has incredible attention to detail and cares deeply about doing a good job to the point that I actually recommended my buildings property management company to reach out to him for other jobs. He is also extremely collaborative - he helped me weigh the pros and cons of different approaches to fixing some of the apartment issues and gave me honest recommendations. It’s rare to find someone who has the patience and care to think through your project so that you are ultimately happy with your home. Finally, I found Austin to be super honest and felt like his rates and time were very fair."See more
Nikhil K. says, "Simply put Austin is AN ABSOLUTE GEM. Read on for more details: I recently moved into an apartment that had a lot of need for improvement and I got incredibly lucky that I found Austin to help out. He is incredibly knowledgeable about matters of the home and was able to help me with everything from mounting my big screen tvs to fixing cabinetry. I immediately noticed that Austin has incredible attention to detail and cares deeply about doing a good job to the point that I actually recommended my buildings property management company to reach out to him for other jobs. He is also extremely collaborative - he helped me weigh the pros and cons of different approaches to fixing some of the apartment issues and gave me honest recommendations. It’s rare to find someone who has the patience and care to think through your project so that you are ultimately happy with your home. Finally, I found Austin to be super honest and felt like his rates and time were very fair."
Avatar for SoCal Services
Avatar for SoCal Services
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SoCal Services
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SoCal Services
5.0

(4)

5.0

(4)

General Carpentry

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Canoga Park, CA
Rose M. says, "I am a business owner and also a property owner. Michael was referred to me through a friend of mine that gave him a gold star ratings. I have offices that I own that needed to be developed on the inside. I needed six office rooms in the building. Michael did an excellent job from the start to the finish he did all the framing insulation drywall electrical painting etc. At the end of each day it was though he had never been there because he cleaned up after himself and did not leave any mess. he always showed up on time and presented himself very professional he was clean respectful and punctual. He gave a reasonable price which I was thankful for and probably needed to be paid more he did an excellent job. I had him do some inside painting on a couple of my rentals and they turned out beautifully. Normally when I have used painters in the past they have left paint on the floors which I was never happy with. There was not one drop of paint anywhere I looked believe me. I am a single woman and generally do not invite strangers onto any of my properties. I felt very comfortable with Michael which was very important to me. Currently I have him at my home building a Pergola. Thus far it looks wonderful I cannot wait till it’s completed. If you’re looking for good quality work at a reasonable price I would recommend that you try Michael at least once you’ll see what I mean. He’s great."See more
Rose M. says, "I am a business owner and also a property owner. Michael was referred to me through a friend of mine that gave him a gold star ratings. I have offices that I own that needed to be developed on the inside. I needed six office rooms in the building. Michael did an excellent job from the start to the finish he did all the framing insulation drywall electrical painting etc. At the end of each day it was though he had never been there because he cleaned up after himself and did not leave any mess. he always showed up on time and presented himself very professional he was clean respectful and punctual. He gave a reasonable price which I was thankful for and probably needed to be paid more he did an excellent job. I had him do some inside painting on a couple of my rentals and they turned out beautifully. Normally when I have used painters in the past they have left paint on the floors which I was never happy with. There was not one drop of paint anywhere I looked believe me. I am a single woman and generally do not invite strangers onto any of my properties. I felt very comfortable with Michael which was very important to me. Currently I have him at my home building a Pergola. Thus far it looks wonderful I cannot wait till it’s completed. If you’re looking for good quality work at a reasonable price I would recommend that you try Michael at least once you’ll see what I mean. He’s great."

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.

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.

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.

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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