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Top 3 Carpenters near Houston, TX

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1. LA Modern Renovation
Very good 4.6

(9)

Very good 4.6

(9)

General Carpentry, Cabinetry

In high demand
Discounts available
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Houston, TX
I called Ala to redo my old, ugly, worn out garage. He came by to assess the place and he found some termite damage which one other guy that I had called failed to see. Ala tore down the wall and he cleaned and changed the damaged areas. He is very pleasant to work with because he listens to his clients and he is very open to suggestions. One thing I noticed is, Ala is very meticulous and he pays attention to details. Long story short, he completed my garage and it looked like new and he finished it to my complete satisfaction. I only called Ala to do a less than 3K job but since I loved how he did my garage, I decided to hire his services to redo my entire house! I thought that if I could trust him to do a small job in my garage, I can trust him to do a big job in my house. I saw his other completed projects and I could tell they are worthy to be featured in glossy home/architectural magazines! But more than how well he does his job, it is his honesty in dealing with his clients and his warm, pleasant, and cheerful demeanor that I really like the best in him. I’m so glad I found him on Thumbtack! That is Ala on the picture gladly smiling for a shot!😆See more
I called Ala to redo my old, ugly, worn out garage. He came by to assess the place and he found some termite damage which one other guy that I had called failed to see. Ala tore down the wall and he cleaned and changed the damaged areas. He is very pleasant to work with because he listens to his clients and he is very open to suggestions. One thing I noticed is, Ala is very meticulous and he pays attention to details. Long story short, he completed my garage and it looked like new and he finished it to my complete satisfaction. I only called Ala to do a less than 3K job but since I loved how he did my garage, I decided to hire his services to redo my entire house! I thought that if I could trust him to do a small job in my garage, I can trust him to do a big job in my house. I saw his other completed projects and I could tell they are worthy to be featured in glossy home/architectural magazines! But more than how well he does his job, it is his honesty in dealing with his clients and his warm, pleasant, and cheerful demeanor that I really like the best in him. I’m so glad I found him on Thumbtack! That is Ala on the picture gladly smiling for a shot!😆

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How do I find a good carpenter in Houston?

Search online to find the best carpenters in Houston. Depending on your project, you may need a custom cabinet maker, a framing contractor, or a trim or finish carpenter. For larger projects, you can even hire a general contractor who’ll be able to coordinate the work. 

Before you hire, look for positive customer reviews and high ratings on their online profiles. Feel free to ask to see examples of the carpenter’s previous projects, and ask how long they’ve been in business. And don’t forget to compare prices among local pros by requesting cost estimates from at least three of them.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Houston carpenters
Susan d.
They did a perfect job converting my built- in bar height desk to a table height desk. It was an odd project that all other carpenters didn’t want to do, and they took the challenge and charged a really fair price. I am excited to find a trustworthy carpenter. I am going to have them do my outside decking and pergola next. Hire them. You won’t be sorry.
WMB (Wise Master Builders)WMB (Wise Master Builders)
Thumbtack Customer
Edwin was great. The work, detail and professionalism was outstanding. Not the cheapest carpenter, but you get what you pay for. Extremely happy with the quality of the build and we will be enjoying it for years to come!!
EM custom cabinets & remodelingEM custom cabinets & remodeling
Thumbtack Customer
Danny was very transparent regarding the scope of work and evaluated all items that needed completion. The Bid was provided and deadline of 1th 13th was set. Carpenter/Painter and Danny were timely and completed 99% of the project ahead of time.
Houston Construction & Drywall ServicesHouston Construction & Drywall Services
Thumbtack Customer
Chris removed an old attic ladder and installed a new one. The install was solid and the work was reasonably priced. The cleanup was thorough and he made it a point to say that his work was guaranteed. Just what you'd want from a carpenter.
Home Property Service Handyman RemodelingHome Property Service Handyman Remodeling
Stephen S.
BEST Carpenter EVER! Will use him on all my future investment properties! Can’t wait to see his cabinet work! He did a amazing job on my staircase. Took a inspiration pic and made it happen. See for yourself!
Coronado Cabinets & TrimCoronado Cabinets & Trim
Brent K.
Fernando was very professional and punctual. He has an eye for detail and does an excellent job in a timely manner. Very reasonably priced. I will use him again for future projects. It's great to have a reliable carpenter in my repitoure. I highly recommend HFM Interior & Services for those projects that are in need of completion. I look forward to working with him again.
HFM Interior & ServicesHFM Interior & Services
Thumbtack Customer
Hugo is a professional carpenter who takes pride in his work. His work ethic is commendable. His workmanship is admirable. Hugo installed 8 interior doors in our "not so square" home which presented difficulties Hugo didn't even mention as he worked away. All doors are perfectly installed! We are hiring Hugo again for custom built in credenza for the office. I know Hugo is going to create a piece of art.
Carpentry by HugoCarpentry by Hugo
Jojo D.
I hired Medina's Carpenter to build a breakfast nook, kitchen cabinets, laundry room cabinets as well as pantry shelving system for one of my clients and explained what I needed to have done. He understood the scope of work, then provided me with an estimate, start date and approximate finish date. The job was complete to my satisfaction and in a timely manner. His work is excellent, and I have already recommended his company to my family and friends.
MedinasCarpenterLLCMedinasCarpenterLLC
Thumbtack Customer
Erik is an excellent carpenter/cabinet maker. I had a small project consisting of replacing the glides for 11 drawers in a newly painted kitchen. The cabinets that house the drawers are all 'custom' and unfortunately completely uneven which required the installer to shim some of them extensively in order to make them work. Erik was responsive, professional, prompt and just downright nice. He worked for 5 consecutive hours without a break and got the job done! I'm already planning my second project with him in mind. Thanks Erik!
Erik MillworkErik Millwork
Thumbtack Customer
First of all, I seldom take time to write reviews, but Carlos is an exception. I initially hired Carlos to trim an investment property (install interior doors, casing, baseboards, crown molding, shelving and etc.). His work was excellent and his price was fair. He is reliable, professional and a master of his craft as a cabinet/trim carpenter. My rehab project wasn’t perfect, but Carlos was imaginative and provided solutions to any challenge. I have since used him on two other occasions. Carlos continues to impress with his speed, attention to detail and work ethic. I have even referred him to friends, who were thoroughly surprised when he transformed their ideas into customized woodwork. Carlos is a true professional and I would trust him to handle my next project.
Custom Carpentry by CarlosCustom Carpentry by Carlos
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