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4. Level of Detail Construction
4.9
from 85 reviews
4.9
(85)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 7 years in business
  • 137 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Elmwood Park, IL
"I hired them do an outside Christmas light installation. It involved several trees, front of house and patio. I was to supply the lights, cords, timer etc. They were on time, on budget, and did a fantastic job. Those are things I pretty much expect from any service vendor. What made them extraordinary is that Brian and Rich patiently exchanged enumerable texts with me about the project which took a lot of time they didn't bill me for and was my fault. I waited too long to buy the lights and ran into trouble finding the type I wanted in the quantity the project required. I had checked several stores in my area but was unable to find everything. They came to do the installation but I was short on the lights and they couldn't do the windows. I told Brian I needed more time to find the lights, and that I would need them to come back to install them. Brian immediately volunteered to look for the lights and purchase them and to come back and install them. He got them later that evening and let me know he'd be back and would install them at no extra charge (just reimbursement for the lights). That was going way beyond my expectations and deserves acknowledgment. Throughout it all, both Brian and Rich were professional, friendly, good natured and polite. It was a pleasure dealing with them. I will use them for future projects and recommend them without any hesitation."

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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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