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Find a carpenter near Ames, IA

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Top 4 Carpenters near Ames, IA

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1. Amsden Contract Consulting, LTD
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General Carpentry, Trim or Molding Installation, Cabinetry

In high demand
Offers remote services
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Ames, IA
Affordable high quality craftsmanship by a master craftsman. We are fully insured and licensed contractor with the state. Providing a wide range of services, from door or window replacements, decks, garages, fences, cabinetry, millwork, to the new home you have always wanted. Give us a call and let us assist you with your next project. During this time of Covid-19, I am as nervous about being around you as you are me, nature of the world we live in. I have no problem wearing a mask in your home and sanitizing as needed. Social distancing is the biggest one and keeping that for all parties is very important. I currently try to stay on top of the latest guidelines from the CDC, State, and local governments to keep myself, and family as well as you and your family safe. I look at Covid like a cancer, it affects whom it wants to and how it chooses too, so some people are carriers with no symptoms, others spread it like wild fire. There are people we have seen died from the tragedy of the virus and those whom have very minor issues, like loss of taste and smell. Through distance and minor precautions we will all make it through these troubling times.See more
Affordable high quality craftsmanship by a master craftsman. We are fully insured and licensed contractor with the state. Providing a wide range of services, from door or window replacements, decks, garages, fences, cabinetry, millwork, to the new home you have always wanted. Give us a call and let us assist you with your next project. During this time of Covid-19, I am as nervous about being around you as you are me, nature of the world we live in. I have no problem wearing a mask in your home and sanitizing as needed. Social distancing is the biggest one and keeping that for all parties is very important. I currently try to stay on top of the latest guidelines from the CDC, State, and local governments to keep myself, and family as well as you and your family safe. I look at Covid like a cancer, it affects whom it wants to and how it chooses too, so some people are carriers with no symptoms, others spread it like wild fire. There are people we have seen died from the tragedy of the virus and those whom have very minor issues, like loss of taste and smell. Through distance and minor precautions we will all make it through these troubling times.
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3. E.Z.P.Z. Construction
Top Pro
Great 4.8

(22)

Great 4.8

(22)

Trim or Molding Installation, Cabinetry

In high demand
Offers remote services
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Ames, IA
Zach and his brother Patrick are incredible! We’ve had construction done before and it seems like there is ALWAYS something that goes wrong or that isn’t how we wanted it. We showed them a couple pictures of what we were thinking for our basement and basically gave Patrick free reign. The final product is unreal. Everything that he did is so pretty and it would never look this great if we had our builder finish it. There is so much character and the workmanship is beautiful. You can tell that he takes pride in his work. We both work from home and Patrick made it really easy for us. He was very polite and our dog and toddler both warmed up to him quickly. We couldn’t be happier with our choice to go with them and highly recommend them for your projects.See more
Zach and his brother Patrick are incredible! We’ve had construction done before and it seems like there is ALWAYS something that goes wrong or that isn’t how we wanted it. We showed them a couple pictures of what we were thinking for our basement and basically gave Patrick free reign. The final product is unreal. Everything that he did is so pretty and it would never look this great if we had our builder finish it. There is so much character and the workmanship is beautiful. You can tell that he takes pride in his work. We both work from home and Patrick made it really easy for us. He was very polite and our dog and toddler both warmed up to him quickly. We couldn’t be happier with our choice to go with them and highly recommend them for your projects.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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