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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.

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 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)
Whitney w.
Raul installed two hatch doors for our crawl space and did a great job. He is very patient and listens to customer requests. All I can say is , we found a great carpenter!
Soto Texas Doors and TrimSoto Texas Doors and Trim
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
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.
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
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