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4. CMK Custom Carpentry and Renovations
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  • 29 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Norwalk, CT
"Chris has performed multiple decorative crown molding projects in our colonial-style home in Pound Ridge, NY. Recently, he installed custom-cut wall panel squares that required very careful measurements, insightful calculations, and superb craftsmanship to properly align panel squares in a room where the walls did not ideally line-up due to off-centered doorways and windows. His experience in navigating through such difficult details, coupled with a keen eye proved critical for the project's success. Thus, we plan to use him again for our cabinetry projects coming up in the near future. Chris is pleasant and cheerful to work with, very reasonable with his rates, and trustworthy and reliable in time and competency. We have not had an episode where we felt a portion of his work needed to be corrected or redone. He communicates issues up front with good clarity, and lays out the scope of the project in clear details; including terms of costs, time, and materials required to complete the project. Chris has a diversity of skills with a long history of experience and deep knowledge on a variety of home carpentry projects, and we found his talents were not just limited to carpentry itself. I recommend contacting him for a quote for your home project, and if you choose to work with him, I'm confident you will be well satisfied given our experience. I should note: we have not used Chris on a large-scale project like a complete kitchen renovation, and thus, our experiences with him are based more on multi-day projects more streamlined to carpentry projects used to enhance our home. However, our experiences with him has given us confidence to work with him in larger capacities going forward."

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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.

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