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Escondido Custom Carpenters

Browse these custom carpenters with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Escondido.

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Tom Rhoads
4.9
from 271 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 398 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ian S.
Verified review

Tom built a portable deck project for me and my father, and took it upon himself to make every stage, from planning to installation, an absolute perfect example of what good carpentry is! He designed an ingenious hinging system to make the deck easier to move, and even came to my home to help me put it together! I would highly recommend Tom for any carpentry work, as the experience he provided me was professional, and the finished product he delivered was exceptional!

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Box Construction, Inc.
4.9
from 147 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 198 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Walt K.
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Outstanding company from top to bottom. You can always tell when a person has chosen their job profession because they actually enjoy doing it. They came to fix a water spot on my ceiling and offered a very reasonable price. While they were there, they also decided to patch a hole in my tile and help me install a ceiling fan for free! I will always use and recommend this company for any future home repairs.

  • 24 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
Michael B.
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Jose and J Custom Construction were quick, professional, fair, and did quality work. I am a general contractor myself, and was in need of some technical demo work before my remodel. I recommend Jose and his team for any project you might have.

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  • 23 years in business
  • 124 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jan M.
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If you want to have your IKEA furniture assembled properly and to last, then hire Robert and his crew. They actually know what they are doing and have all of the right tools (laser levelers, power tools and other doo-dads carpenters use). IKEA is a budget brand but with the right installation it looks like a million bucks! I could not be happier with our cabinets that are now in our new Bliss Crystals showroom in Temecula. Wow it is just spectacular and it would have been a shabby mess would we have tried to do it ourselves. There are times to call in the pros and pony up the $ to have it done right. And I'm so glad I did! Thank you to Robert and Company. Will call them again when we expand our store...

  • 29 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Tina F.
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Scott was very helpful in getting my custom door job completed... I would recommend him everytime!

Elite Installers
4.3
from 50 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren W.
Verified review

I had Robert with Elite Installers replace 7 of the interior doors in my home (including the custom fitting and prep of the doors, hardware, and start to finish installation). He did a fantastic job! He was very easy to work with, and has great attention to detail. It was a challenging job since I have an older house and some of the door frames were quite uneven. I highly recommend hiring him, we are very happy!

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David McArthur
5.0
from 42 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paul T.
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I highly recommend working with David for your home upgrade needs. If you are looking for a good honest professional and best value for money, then you should contact him. David modernized our fireplace which included new tile and custom mantle. David was professional and treated our home as if it were his own through the project. We were hands down satisfied with his work and plan to contact him for our next project. Thanks David!

  • 34 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria J.
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replaced trim around built in appliances and installed custom refrigerator panels. Work was great, very professional. He's a very busy man, but just be patient he will get the job done! Hope to hire him again

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MP Construction
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Wally V.
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My irrigation pipes burst and caused water to drain from underneath my driveway next to my lawn. Mateo Pedro (MP) was quick to respond when I posted the job and he met with me the same day at 5pm. He dug up part of the lawn and provided a preliminary assessment on his own time. MP was kind, courteous, and professional. He quoted me a flat price that was very fair considering the work that had to be done without knowing the entirety of the problem. He took the time to evaluate my irrigation system and provided tips on improving lawn maintenance. I contracted with MP and he showed up a 7am the next morning and fixed the problem that day and after completing the repair he did a great job of cleaning up. I would definitely recommend MP if I have any additional handyman work in the future. Great Job Mateo!

The Wizard of Wood
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
William T.
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John has now completed a number of projects for us including full custom cabinetry for 3 closets, bookcase, entertainment center, coat rack, redwood barn door and redwood desk staircase. John made considerable accommodations to give us exactly what we wanted and provided excellent ideas to improve on what we had imagined.

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Pacific Rim Carpentry
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bashar O.
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John is the best carpenter i’ve dealt with. He did such a great job installing a custom door for us. Highly recommended

Mohammad Ghaem
4.6
from 29 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Molly R.
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Mohammad was a pleasure to work with, and his craftsmanship is beautiful. He clearly takes tremendous pride in his work and went out of his way to find the highest quality materials for our custom built-in cabinets and shelving. The project took longer than originally planned, but it was due to his commitment to finding these top-quality materials and some special-order hardware for our custom-size drawers. I'm not complaining about the delay, but thought I should let other potential clients know in case anyone is looking for a super fast turnaround on their project. The trade-off for speed is gorgeous, hand-crafted built-ins made by someone who is honest, hardworking, and take some pride in what he does. We highly recommend Mohammad and would hire him again in a heartbeat.

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Ghiasi Designs
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sean E.
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Arash has proven to be a reliable, professional and skilled interior designer, not only in terms of layout, but also in the creation of custom furniture and paint. I hired Arash to design my "Bachelor Pad" - his recommendations on color, couch design and layout maximized the feel of space....tastefully. I appreciate his candor: he is not afraid to tell me his opinion, show me examples and spend the time to explain his position in detail. His energy, excitement and passion also got me excited about the project. As constructive, feedback to Arash, I would say that sometimes the energy was too high, but that is just a nitpick. I hope to do more business with him. Highly Recommended and more than happy to provide additional detail - Arash, just put that person in touch with me. Thanks.

Home Improvement Specialists
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Scott D.
Verified review

John is a pro door hanger but this work at Thumbtack is not his full time job so if your job goes over a week it may last a couple weeks (he works at his other job during the weekdays). For both parties sake, make sure the job is pre-inspected before final pricing and agreement. Our pricing changed or increased once he got eyes on the job. And distance was an issue or distance to our job site. He would probably give me 3-4 stars too. Our 10 interior doors required some custom install work.

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  • 17 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John C.
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Tom, We are very pleased with the remodel of our two bathrooms. Everything we planned, colors, lighting, custom cabinets, counter tops, sinks, toilets, Jacuzzi tub, shower, pocket doors and hardware came together and created the dream baths we had hoped for. Our remodel required gutting two bathrooms and changing a bathroom with a shower into a Jacuzzi tub and a bathroom with bath tub into a shower. Because of this, we greatly appreciated working with you to improve on our initial designs and your suggestions of more cost effective ways to implement them. We also appreciated your willingness and ability to follow through with various changes we made as the job progressed. We were always pleased to see your employees arrive, as they were all about doing the best for us each day. They came to the job clean and ready to work with a positive attitude. They are highly skilled professionals and they were always accommodating, in working with us to meet our needs. We kind of miss seeing them now that the job is completed. It was a pleasure to have you and your employees remodel our bathrooms. You were truly Innovative in meeting our remodel design needs. We highly recommend your company, We’re Innovative, for all remodeling. John and Cathy

  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Weston B.
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Custom designer gate creation and installation. Chris was responsive, professional, friendly and exceeded expectations on all fronts to get me what I needed based on my concept, budget and timeframe. Totally satisfied!

Rob Wilkinson
4.2
from 17 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
April B.
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Rob Wilkinson has worked for me since 2004. He is highly skilled and highly trustworthy. He remodeled a fireplace, built two media cabinets,and created a one of a kind custom powder room. His fine cabinetry skills are unmatched, he stands by his original bid, and completes on time. I can't recommend him enough. He will not disappoint!

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Rios Custom Carpentry
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Terry R.
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Rios Custome Carpentry installed a new wood door for my fence . He built the door , raised the door to be even with the rest of my fence , also painted the door and even hauled my old door away.. Rios Custom Carpentry did quality work and had fair pricing and I am very satisfied with the job. I will be using this company again for future projects. Thanks 🙏🏿 Rios Cuustom Carpentry

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4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthua F.
Verified review

First day Carlos came to work on a custom wall in my home. He was professional as well as heard me on what I wanted done. He gave me feed back on what would look better and worked as hard as he is committed to his work.

WS Building Services
4.2
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Terri S.
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Carpentry work completed. Did a great job, on time, completed what was asked and easy to work with. I would definitely use again!

LVI CUSTOM CONSTRUCTION
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Niki A.
Verified review

We hired Nick Sinyuk as our contractor for a complete kitchen remodel. We chose Nick based on his high Thumbtack ratings, as well as both his (low) estimates for cost and time completion of 2 weeks. While the job took him 4 weeks rather than 2, he worked very hard to build a beautiful kitchen that has received glowing reviews all-around. He cut no corners, used quality materials, and sought our input on every decision and detail. He rebuilt our kitchen from scratch -- this included: installation of a new wood floor that is immaculate, built a dreamy custom island, refinished our ceiling, and built an entire kitchen cabinet and counter area that maximized our space and storage. Our kitchen is a dream -- it is truly a chef's designer kitchen. We would hire Nick again based on his skilled craftsmanship, pricing, and timely work.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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.

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.

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.

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