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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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).

Reviews for Tallahassee carpenters
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Scott and Kashad are amazing! Together, they can provide improvement services that are second to none. If you are looking for a carpenter/contractor who knows his stuff and stands behind his work, that would be Scott. If you are looking for a great assistant, who is polite, helpful, learning quickly and strong, that would be Kashad. In our opinion, our project was overwhelming to say the least - our 20 year old vintage wood-paneled garage door was rotting from both the weather and a really bad paint job (please see first 3 photos below). The wood was rotting to a point that hinges were about to fall off and we thought the garage door would eventually fail. We were quoted a high price by several garage door companies to replace our vintage wood garage door with a "run of the mill", metal garage door. Hoping we could find someone with exceptional carpentry and painting skills, good math and measurement skills, we went on Thumbtack and found Scott's Home Improvements. Thank goodness we did because Scott had to rebuild the entire bottom horizontal row of wood panels on our wood garage door to repair the old wood garage door. To accomplish this tedious task, Scott meticulously examined the existing wood. He required 1/2 $ down for materials and soon found the closest match he could to the existing wood. Please let me tell you, Scott knows wood. Soon thereafter, the bottom panels were removed by Scott and Kashad with care and the hardware was kept close at hand. Scott was smart to disengage the garage door mechanism so we would not lower the remaining rows of the garage door by accident - sending them crashing to the floor below. In addition, Scott hung a tarp to keep our belongings safe and sound while the work took place. Most of the work was performed outside of the garage in our driveway - even in the coldest of temperatures to get the job done. Once the work began, Scott assembled the 20' bottom frame, by installing some and rebuilding most of the beveled wood panels and battens so they could finally connect each panel and wood batten inside the frame with perfection. Scott managed to replace the bottom row of panels on our garage door so well, that the garage door never looked so good! Amazingly to us, no one would ever know that the bottom 3 foot high by 20 foot wide row of panels/battens were replaced. Because Scott picked the right wood, once he stained the wood, it matched the other remaining rows above it exactly (inside and out). I think matching the stain was an art as well. To top the job off, Scott coated the exterior stain with a good polyurethane to protect the wood door from both the sun and weather. Wow, what a job well done. Thank you Scott and Kashad!
Scott's Home Improvements and Maintenance  LLCScott's Home Improvements and Maintenance LLC
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