Your guide to trim, crown molding and finish carpentry

We've helped many customers complete a crown molding or trim project in the past year.

Planning ahead

Things to know before you get started.
6 Steps to Hiring a Finishing Carpenter
  1. 1. Decide on the right look

    You must first determine the look you are seeking. Ask the contractors you consult with if they have pictures of previous work to see if your design sensibilities mesh.

  2. 2. Verify credentials

    Ask finishing carpenters if they carry licenses, insurance or credentials within their field. Insurance covers damages and prevents you from paying for damage you did not cause.

  3. 3. Obtain a quote

    A written quote should cover the expenses for any materials necessary for the trim and molding work, labor, clean up and warranties. Reading the quote immediately prevents surprises later on.

  4. 4. Create a schedule

    Figure out a schedule for the delivery of the completed project that is reasonable.

  5. 5. Check on warranties

    Should you encounter problems with the materials used or the services received, your warranty prevents you from having to pay additional out-of-pocket expenses.

  6. 6. See if extra work is required

    Know who is responsible for finishing services. Knowing if you must hire a painting contractor ahead of time saves you both time and money.

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