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Ames Woodworkers

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Adam Swets
from 25 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Megan K.
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We had a great experience working with Adam. He was able to complete our 'small' project very timely and is a quality craftsman. He will be on my speed dial moving forward for other projects around the house! I highly recommend Adam.

Tiffany Interiors
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Cindi D.
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Replacing trim woodwork and electrical outlets in basement. Responded promptly and did an excellent job.

  • 26 years in business

Woodworking company with over 25 years of experience in cabinet making, custom furniture, and trim carpentry.


We offer the following services: *Interior woodwork *Cabinetry *Custom built-ins *Staircases *Fireplace mantels *Decks *Exterior columns

  • 2 years in business

Specializing in creative woodworking and handyman. It's my passion. I am an artist. Life's amazing.


Our company has been providing professional and affordable services in the area of Newton, IA since 1983. We offer kitchen cabinets, custom cabinets, counter tops, cabinet maker, stain finish work and cabinet store.


I do woodworking services. I build decks, renovate and do additions. You name it, I do it. I have 10 years of experience in the business.

  • 13 years in business

Original and very well made. I enjoy working with wood. I know wood and all the types. I have a variety of woodworking tools. I can go from fine woodworking to framing.

  • 3 years in business

I design and build anything from cutting boards to entertainment centers. Exotic woods, inlays and laser engraving takes my work to the next level. Taking something that is just a grain of an idea and working with you to make it into a tangible and treasured piece is my expertise. I enjoy creating items for my customers that exceed their expectations. Hearing, "Wow, you nailed it!" really makes the job satisfying.

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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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