Q. What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
A. I watch a lot of HG TV and programs like This Old House. I also keep my eyes open for the latest and greatest tools. I periodically attend woodworking seminars and am always interested in reading online articles.
Q. Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
A. Trim carpenters can charge by the project, cut, or by the hour. My pricing will be determined only after I speak with my client and have a general idea of the work that needs to be performed.
Q. How did you get started doing this type of work?
A. My wife and I did a complete remodel of our kitchen in Excelsior, Mn. It was at that time that I learned what tools and skills were needed for building and remodeling.
Q. What types of customers have you worked with?
A. Installing moulding and building custom cabinets
Q. Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
A. I had a neighbor who broke the leg of his dining room table. He asked me if I could make one for him and I did. I milled, finished, and installed the leg and no one would ever know it was replaced.
Q. What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
A. You can't buy a Mercedes on a Volkswagen budget!
I have met too many people that hire the cheapest only to find that the craftsmanship was poor or the work was not completed.
Remember - you get what you pay for!
Q. What questions should customers think through before talking to
professionals about their project?
A. The cost of products and labor. Nothing in a home is simple, walls bow, ceilings sag, and 45 degree corners can be more or less. With that said, installing cabinets and trim can be a time consuming task.