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Recent Carpentry reviews in East Melbourne

On time and a great job. Would use again.

I need carpentry services


Jonathan was exceptional, I would highly recommend him. What was expected to take a few hours took 2 days for reasons more to do with his attention to detail and pride in work. He always asked if it was ok to spend the time from a convenience perspective and he took the time to get the job done right, in fact he added strength to the previous boxes.

Repair Pool Boxes


Did the job as asked. Very skillful guys! Much appreciated!

Install stainless steel shelve. Commerical kitchen


John did a good job installing a dishwasher panel. The job wasn’t perfect, but as a suitable panel was hard to find he did the best he could.

Dishwasher panel


Hardworking and trustworthy tasker. Can work with confidence. No challenge is too much for Nisal. Thanks for the shed and cubby, my daughter will make some great memories.

Assembly of bunnings garden shed & cubby house


On time, very polite and helpful. Recommend very highly. Thank you

Put together garage shelving


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What do carpenters do?

Whether you’re planning a major renovation on your home or you simply want to make things look a bit nicer, hiring a carpenter or chippy can help you with many different tasks. Carpenters use different types of power tools and hand tools to carry on building and construction work. 

Carpentry work is generally broken down into two types: rough and finish. Rough carpentry refers to work that doesn’t have an intricate look, as it’s covered up – often by bricks, tiles, or plaster work. Finish carpentry covers the work that will be on display, so needs to have a nicer finish. Furniture, decking, and window frames all fall into this second category. 


Many Australian homes are blessed with a large backyard and plenty of sunny hours to enjoy that space. A decking specialist can add an outdoor deck or upgrade an existing one that opens up your outdoor space. This is great if you want to entertain guests or eat outside as a family during the sunny months. 

Cabinet making

Cabinet makers are one example of finish carpentry, because of the high level of detail that goes into their end products. Unlike structural work, it’s important that a cabinet looks nice, so this type of carpenter is a lot more focused on fine details. Cabinet makers often specialise in other forms of furniture making too. 

Refinishing carpentry

While structural carpentry is concerned with jobs on the large end of the scale, trim or refinishing carpentry looks at the small end. A trim carpenter is the way to go if you want someone to fix up your skirting boards, cornicing, or a similar aspect of your home.

Custom made furniture

A house isn’t a home without a few personal touches, and if you’d rather avoid the cookie-cutter Ikea approach to decorating your property, hiring a carpenter to create custom-made furniture can make you stand out. Whether you want chairs, tables, or a shoe rack, there’s someone nearby who can help. 

Recent Carpentry tasks in East Melbourne

Carpenter Needed. Framework & Fixing for windows and walls


Burwood East VIC, Australia

11th Dec 2023

Framing & Fixing of windows and walls. Happy to pay day rate cash. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 16 December 2023

Hot pot stain removal on kitchen marble


Studley Ward VIC, Australia

10th Dec 2023

A hot pot stain got on marble needs to be removed - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 11 December 2023

Replacing rotten weatherboard and painting in similar white.


Balwyn North VIC, Australia

10th Dec 2023

Replacing rotten weatherboard wood. There are two areas where there are rotting weatherboad that requires replacement. Paint in similar white outdoor paint. Affix or nail existing wooden "decorative spike" on top of roof which has fallen off. - Due date: Flexible

Stand up a bit of temporary fencing


Balwyn North VIC, Australia

10th Dec 2023

There will be a bit of temporary fencing on the floor stand it up in it’s holders - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 10 December 2023

To assemble a shed


Templestowe Lower VIC, Australia

9th Dec 2023

All the walls have been done, just to assemble together 6mt x 3mt on a concrete floor - Due date: Flexible

Experienced Handyman Needed for Cat Net Installation on Balcony


Doncaster VIC, Australia

9th Dec 2023

Hello! I'm seeking a skilled and reliable handyman to install a cat net on my balcony. The primary goal is to create a safe and secure outdoor space for my pet. Details: Suburb: Doncaster East Size: 8m x 3m balcony All materials, including the cat net and fixtures, are provided. Task: - Ensure the net is securely attached to all sides of the balcony. - Take care not to damage the balcony structure. - Check for any potential escape points and reinforce as necessary. Someone with experience in similar installations or handyman tasks, who pays attention to detail and prioritizes safety. I'm flexible with dates but would prefer to have this task completed at the earliest Budget -$250 - Due date: Flexible

Repair or replace electric meter box enclosure


Doncaster VIC, Australia

9th Dec 2023

Hi, the cover of the electric meter enclosure beside my house have come loose and I need someone to either fix the top timber holding the cover (which has decayed over time) or replace the entire enclosure with a suitable box. Suggestions welcome - Due date: Before Friday, 15 December 2023

Build a small shed. Conrete base is already laid


Camberwell VIC, Australia

9th Dec 2023

I need this shed set built: https://www.stratco.com.au/au/sheds--garages/garden-sheds/handi-mate-garden-sheds/handi-mate-sliding-door/handi-mate-sliding-door-shed-hm3-gun-metal-grey-shmsssdhm3gu/ - Due date: Before Thursday, 21 December 2023

Quote on Small deck repaired/replaced inspect and quote


Burwood VIC, Australia

24th Nov 2023

Small corner of deck collapsed, need assessment of job to decide scope of works, fixable or replace. Have listed small fee for job as cannot list price before inspection and quote. Carpenter or experiences handyman with building skills - Due date: Flexible

Great communication and turned up as agreed and very happy with his assessment

Please remove this rock climbing wall from my shed


Kew VIC, Australia

21st Nov 2023

I want to remove this rock climbing wall from my shed to free up space. You are welcome to keep the materials if you’d like. - Due date: Before Saturday, 25 November 2023

Did a great job, he made sure everything was done properly before leaving. Would recommend

Cut and remove side table


Burwood VIC, Australia

6th Nov 2023

I need someone help me cut the side dining table that currently glue together with the marble island and recycle the wood - Due date: Before Sunday, 12 November 2023

Awesome job, help me cleaning up the place as well.

Carpentry- remove threaded screws X 3 from timber deck Kew


Cotham Ward VIC, Australia

5th Nov 2023

Need help removing 3 threaded deck screws from deck. I was DIY some repairs and staining and I accidentally threaded 3 deck screws. I hope someone can help. I also have some exterior trim painting work to quote. - Due date: Before Tuesday, 14 November 2023

Such a lovely hardworking guy, highly recommend and would use again!

Making Cabinets


Balwyn North VIC, Australia

2nd Nov 2023

Quote for making few cabinets at our home 1. Laundry 2. Kitchen 3. Walk in Wardrobe - Due date: Flexible - would like to get it done this year. Thanks

Replied and did the job as expected. Thanks

Handyman/cabinet maker to trim base cabinet to 800mm


Surrey Hills VIC, Australia

1st Nov 2023

I have a two drawer base cabinet that is 1000mm wide. I’d like to reduce it to 800mm if I can do I can fit it into the fireplace recess. Please let me know if you have any questions - Due date: Flexible

Very thorough, eye for detail, pride in his work and lovely guy. Highly recommended

Plantation shutters


Kew VIC, Australia

5th Oct 2023

Provide and install new white plantation shutters for a large window. Width approx 1900mm x Height 900mm. Price to include all materials & labour. I’m looking to do more windows so hoping to find someone good. - Due date: Flexible

Chang has done a fantastic job providing and installing new plantation shutters. It was super quick and the quality of installation is great too! Thanks Chang!



Canterbury VIC 3126, Australia

29th Sep 2023

We have a garage ramp that needs to be drilled down, as it is made of wood. A new sheet of wood might be required - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 30 September 2023

Great communication and fast working skills.

Install a garden shed


Balwyn VIC, Australia

26th Sep 2023

Install Stratco garden shed on existing concrete base. 2.910 x .850 x 1.9 - Due date: Flexible

James was punctual, polite & did an absolute terrific job!

Handyman to Remove Wardrobe and re plaster


Ashburton VIC, Australia

19th Sep 2023

Hi, We are looking for a handyman to assist in the removal of two built in wardrobes in a older house we recently moved into. As they were built to the wall, we will potentially require this wall to be Re plastered again to finish. We will also require 4 air grates (two in each room) to be removed and sealed, plus one or two holes that need patching. we will also require the wardrobes to to cleared and taken away. This is a new type of request for me, so I’m not sure what to charge, so have just out a nominal fee. Please counter. One wardrobe is 2.15m wide and 2.6M heigh. The other is 3.75m wide and 2.6M high. Thanks - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 21 September 2023

Shane is excellent! Coming back on Friday to do some further work. Highly recommend!

Cut off side boards on an old bookshelf. Tools required.


Burwood East VIC 3151, Australia

16th Sep 2023

Cut off side boards on an old pine bookshelf to make it fit in new space. Only a rough job required as garage storage only. You will need to bring your own tools. See photos (cut off at pencil mark) Please ask questions if further clarification required. - Due date: Flexible

Darren was great! Reliable and efficient. Arrived on time, friendly and did a great job. Can highly recommend.

Kitchen benchtop replace


Blackburn North VIC 3130, Australia

13th Sep 2023

Kitchen Benchtop to be replaced. Cheapest option as this is required for only 1 year. Size is 245 * 59 and 100 * 133 thanks - Due date: Before Sunday, 17 September 2023

Good correspondence and gave good cost effective ideas. Will call you again for more work. Thanks.