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Ankeny Carpenters

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MZ Services
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Mike C.
Verified review

I can say that I was truly impressed with Matt and his Assistant Mark. Matt is a very impressive carpenter. He was very professional with my contacts with him and on the job. He was the first one to respond to my request. He was putting together a gazebo that I purchased. The directions did not make sense a lot of the time. If the directions were wrong,he was able to figure out how to make it right. He and his assistant worked until it was dark to finish the project. He DOES NOT cut corners. I highly recommend MZ Services! Mike

  • 8 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Lynda U.
Verified review

Another contractor had put in my new countertops and they were absolutely horrible. I called Russ and he did an absolutely wonderful job of fixing everything so well no one would ever know it had been practically ruined. He is very professional, precise and does fantastic work. Would highly recommend and actually, I have!

Trend Construction Services
4.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy L.
Verified review

Michael has worked on multiple projects for us over the past 4 years ,ranging from building new decks, framing additions and he just completed a major home remodel. Michael is a very skilled carpenter, especially when it comes to finish work. He has a great work ethic and takes great pride in his work. Michael was very easy to work with, always respectful and always completed the work on time. If any issues came up, he would take care of them. For any future projects, we will continue to use MC Construction Company.

Waukee CabinetWorks
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 24 years in business
Dennis B.
Verified review

I've been a home builder/general contractor in the Des Moines area for 27 years,and started working with Jason over 3 years ago. He's one of the best carpenters I've been associated with,and his trim and cabinet work are amazing! We've worked together on several projects and have consistently turned out excellent work and satisfied customers. Give Jason and his guys a try-you won't be disappointed.

Robert G Garrison Jr

New To Thumbtack

  • 16 years in business
About

I am an honest, hard working professional with over 25 years of experience in a variety of home and commercial upgrades.

More Than A Carpenter

New To Thumbtack

    About

    We offer modern day construction with old school values.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    Its my name on the line. You will meet with me, i will be involved with the work, and i will make sure you are happy before we leave the project. Personal one on one involvement!

    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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    Need Furniture Refinishing

    Cedar Rapids, IA

    • Wood or finish type
      I'm not sure
    • Types of furniture
      Chair
    • Details
      This is a rocking chair that belonged to my Grandfather.

    Need a Handyman

    Des Moines, IA

    • Service type
      Repairs: Yes, Installation: No, Maintenance: No, Assembly: No
    • Details
      older tub and shower. tiles are old and need repair. Would like to install a new fiberglass tub surround
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