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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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.

How do you find a good carpenter?

To find a good carpenter near you, do the following:

  • Use Thumbtack to find a list of carpenters in your area.
  • Filter the list by selecting a specific carpentry service, such as general carpentry or cabinetry. 
  • Identify carpenters who have high ratings.
  • View the carpenters’ profiles and learn more about their specialties. 
  • Read their customer reviews and look at photos of their past work.

After you get a good sense of their quality of work, make sure the carpenter has the necessary credentials in your state. Then, request several cost estimates for your project(s).

Reviews for Austin carpenters
Thumbtack Customer
Kirk was fabulous! He was prompt, professional, easy to work with and did a GREAT job! He's an excellent carpenter and has many other skills as well. I will definitely hire him for future projects.
Henson Home Solutions, LLCHenson Home Solutions, LLC
Jordan L.
5 stars all around! By far the best carpenter I have ever encountered. Give him a task and allow him to get creative... he will get it done and it will be done better than you imagined!!!
Hunt & Forage FurnitureHunt & Forage Furniture
Kacey B.
Highly recommend Bryan and Austin Trim Carpenters for your carpentry projects! He is punctual, extremely friendly, easy to reach and does quality work. In addition, he communicates well and is very professional. We will be using him for any future projects we have. Thanks, Bryan!
Austin Trim CarpentersAustin Trim Carpenters
Thumbtack Customer
Before I made my decision to hire Ausjac Constructions, I contacted 3 carpenters to get quotes on a crown moulding installation for the foyer, dining room, halls, master bedroom, and living room. One of the carpenters did not believe he could do the crown molding in my dining room. He proposed using trim instead because of the angle of the ceiling. Attached is a picture of that area in the dining room. Jake, Ausjac Construction, said he could modify the moulding in order to do the project. His prices were the lowest of the three quotes. I was very happy with his work and contracted further with him to do some window trim and laundry room shelving. I would recommend him and use his company for any carpentry that I need in the future.
Ausjac ConstructionsAusjac Constructions
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Rick for a custom mudroom project. Not only was he timely and responsive, but he did a phenomenal job - going above and beyond my expectations. I will (and have) referred him in a second to anyone looking for a carpenter and have already spoken to him about my next project...and I have another in mind after that!
Carpenter For HireCarpenter For Hire
Thumbtack Customer
We needed a carpenter to remove the original casings around the doors in our new house. We got quotes from several people and decided on Angel. He was not the cheapest, but was willing to negotiate with us on the price and seemed to have the most experience. He finished the project within a week. The new casings look great and Angel made sure to leave the house clean. Wish we could post a picture of the finished product!
Building for Better ImprovementBuilding for Better Improvement
Sarah w.
I had a great experience using Smak construction. I had to have a sliding drawer repaired in our kitchen. The job was done well and the carpenter was very responsive getting the job done within three days of my request. I previously had a bad experience with another company that quoted me 10x’s as much to do the same job and quoted me a month before it could be fixed. Thank you Smak construction!!
Smak Construction Co. LLCSmak Construction Co. LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Tim seems to be a good carpenter; however, each day of our project, he showed up to work about 2 hours late. No call, no explanation, no apology. When I re-arrange my life to meet someone and they are excessively late or a no show 3 times in a row, I'm not a happy camper. Also, when we added a couple of things to the scope of the project, he quoted me one price, but then upped the hourly rate significantly at the time we were settling up. If they had a 2.5 star option, that would be my rating.
The Maintenance GuyThe Maintenance Guy
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Jake for a job to customise a Cal King bed frame to fit a mattress and divan that I had purchased in the UK and had brought to the US when I relocated here. The Cal King bed frame was approximately 7" longer than the mattress so I needed the side rails shortening so the mattress would fit properly. What made this job tricky was that the side rails had two circular areas drilled out for the assembly bolts and two wooden dowels glued in place which needed to align exactly with the foot of the bed so it could be assembled properly. Jake did a fantastic job of shortening these two side rails and recreating the assembly features I needed to put the bed back together. The bed feels solid and there are no loose or unstable joints. He also did a great job of protecting the paint work so that you wouldn't even know that any alterations had been made to it. Overall I am extremely pleased with the work that Jake did. He did the job at very short notice, was punctual and I'm confident with the quality and robustness of his work. I think Jake is a great carpenter so I wouldn't hesitate to hire him again or recommend him to others.
Ausjac ConstructionsAusjac Constructions
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