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Why book a local carpenter through Airtasker?

Carpentry plays a massive part in our lives. From the chairs we sit on to the homes we live in, so much of what we interact with has gone through the hands of a carpenter at one point.

Carpenters can help with projects of all sizes. If you’re building an extension or adding a carport to your home, an experienced carpenter can create a frame that’s built to last and meets all council regulations.

On the other hand, if you’re looking at the finer details of your home, a carpenter can be of great assistance too. From small detailing like replacing skirting boards and repairing wall partitions to refurbishing your dining table and chairs, hiring a skilled labourer can make all the difference.

With Airtasker, you can quickly and easily find the best carpenter in your area for the job you need. Simply tell us what you’re looking for, where you’re based, and what your budget is, and we’ll connect you with the people with the most relevant carpentry skills in your area. You can then browse profiles, read reviews and get in touch with your favourite carpenter nearby your location to get your project underway!

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Top Carpentry related questions

The average price of carpentry services on Airtasker ranges from $20 to $45 per hour. The rate can change depending on the complexity of the job and the carpenter's level of experience. Compare rates and set a budget before booking a carpenter in your area.

Carpenters or chippies work with wood in all manner of ways. From timber framing for a house or carport to the finishing touches on furniture, carpenters are hired for jobs large and small.

Not all carpenters offer the same services. An experienced cabinet maker may not be the best choice if you want timber framing done, while a decking expert may not have the credentials to refurbish your furniture. It's recommended to choose a tasker whose work experience matches the specific job you'll be requesting.

Yes. While some carpenters have specific areas of expertise, you can employ someone to do a number of small woodworking jobs in one visit. This can be the same job in a number of rooms or different jobs throughout the house. Remember though that some carpentry jobs require more than one day to complete.

Depending on their specialty and level of training, you may find that a carpenter comes under a different name. From specific tasks such as cabinet maker to more general terms like construction worker, artisan, joiner, or woodworker, there are plenty of variations for carpentry workers.

In New Zealand, carpenters can obtain skills by learning on the job under the guidance of a master carpenter. They can also complete carpentry apprenticeship training and obtain a Level 4 New Zealand certificate in carpentry. 

For certain types of carpentry tasks, you may need to enquire as to what specialist licences may be required to undertake your task as this can vary. Please make sure that you confirm that a Tasker has the relevant licence and insurance before accepting an offer.

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 can visit a construction site or take on any work in homes that require additional labour for different projects or repairs. 

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. 


Want to improve your outdoor space? Hire a carpentry in your area to build a deck. Carpenters who work as 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

Wooden custom bed disassemble job


Avondale, Auckland, New Zealand

17th Sep 2023

I have got a custom wooden bed, that I need disassembling, the screws head are washed-out. Either disassemble it or split a frame so that it can easily joint together. Looking for a cheaper but professional solution. - Due date: Flexible

Build a deck


Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand

16th Sep 2023

Decking size 3.5 m x 6m . Kwila or pine wood - Due date: Flexible

Carpentry apprenticeship


Botany Downs, Auckland, New Zealand

14th Aug 2023

Hi there Reposting again Construction company looking for someone who wants to do an apprenticeship or skilled tradesman with experience with carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical all trades Ideally contract basis after first few successful jobs done for me - Due date: Flexible

Cut Mdf panels to fit around a window


Auckland 0618, New Zealand

7th Aug 2023

We are attaching Mdf panels to a concrete block wall and need assistance in cutting them to fit around the window accurately - Due date: Flexible

Assembly finish of cabinet and shed, both half done


Auckland 0604, New Zealand

16th Jul 2023

Sure shed from TSB Living, unable to figure out instructions for the doors, half build already. Assembly kit cabinet also half build, unable to fo fit the top on properly Mitre 10 product. - Due date: Flexible

Kitchen Assembly


Clevedon, New Zealand

12th Jul 2023

I am looking for someone to assemble the kitchen and install. I have just received finalized plans with flatpack due to arrive onsite in a week or so. Looking for a cabinet joiner or carpenter. Flatpack set comes from Bunnings and has already been made to measure SCOPE: - Assemble kitchen and drawers - Fix island to floor - Fix cupboards to wall - Cut hole to oven cabinet for electrician to fit off oven - Cut holes to Pantry backing for power point out I will be onsite to discuss issues if needed. Due date: Flexible but before 26 July - Due date: Before Sunday, 23 July 2023

Small garden shed assembled


Auckland 0629, New Zealand

9th Jun 2023

Small shed and floor need to be assembled - Due date: Flexible

Installed new garden shed. The job is in Flat Bush Auckland


Flat Bush, Auckland, New Zealand

12th May 2023

Need to install a new 10.5 by 2.5 garden shed in Flat Bush Manakau City Auckland. Where are you actually base? - Due date: Flexible

Replace boards on deck


Ngāruawāhia, New Zealand

10th May 2023

I have the wood so it involves replace some dodgy boards - Due date: Flexible

Assemble a Storite 5 Garden Shed


Newlands, Wellington, New Zealand

30th Apr 2023

Storite 5 garden shed assembly - ethe parts are on site - Due date: Before Friday, 5 May 2023

Basic workshop/ storage shed


Te Kuiti, New Zealand

28th Apr 2023

Build a basic workshop. Storage shed 6.000x5.000 Timber frame construction. Covered in 7mm ply with coloured bond roof. Isulated with a toilet. Shower Windows with Ranch slider Have very basic working drawing I live temporary in Te Awautu - Due date: Flexible

Refurbishing a big wooden table


Grafton, Auckland, New Zealand

12th Apr 2023

We have a huge round wooden(not sure what type of wood) table in our office ball room that the diameter is about 2.5meter. Basically it needs to be refurbished to get rid of paint marks, wear and tear. The table is very large and heavy so I was thinking if the job can be done on site? (if it is a day job or two, and also not getting too messy) Not sure what kind of job needs to be done, would like to hear some suggestions and the quotes too. Not super urgent job, would love to get the quotes first. Thank you. - Due date: Flexible

One foldable kitchen table that folds into a door for the understairs


Christchurch 8014, New Zealand

29th Mar 2023

Hi, I'm looking for a carpenter who can put a door & kitchen table to the understairs wall. - Due date: Flexible - Due date: Flexible

Assemble Shed


Auckland 2102, New Zealand

22nd Mar 2023

Need to assemble shed bought from Warehouse Kiwi Garden Steel Garden Shed 240 x 128 x 171cm Base will already be built - Due date: Before Sunday, 26 March 2023

A great professional. Highly recommended, I plan on using again for future projects.

Relocate Iron Shed in Tokomaru, Palmerston North


Palmerston North 4474, New Zealand

12th Mar 2023

Relocate Iron Shed from rear of section to front of section. Shed is on a concrete pad. Iron sheets are held to a steel framing via rivets, screws and bolts, and also bolted to the concrete pad. Approx. dims 2.5x3m. Wanting concrete pad installed at new location to place shed on (Grassed area, last pic). Budget: Negotiable (Had to put a Value in) Questions Welcomed- Due date: Before Saturday, 18 March 2023

Great Communication, Nathan did and excellent Job. Highly Recommend too all

Build wooden platform for minivan


Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

12th Feb 2023

We would like someone to build a wooden platform for a bed in the back of our 2005 Mazda MPV. We would like the platform to extend from behind the driver's seat to the back door of the van. We need the platform to be sturdy enough to hold about 160-170 kg of weight. The only other feature we would like to add to the wooden platform is a piece of wood that can slide in and out from under the bed to be used as a stable platform to cook on. I have attached a photo below of the general idea of what we are looking for. I have also attached a photo of the general idea of the sliding surface that comes out from under the bed. This is just a rough example of what we want. We would prefer cheaper materials and a simpler build of this sliding platform though. - Due date: Before Tuesday, 21 February 2023

paining the fence, re-staining the deck, waterblasting concrete


Fendalton, Christchurch, New Zealand

21st Jan 2023

29 idris road, fendalton, Christchurch - Due date: Before Wednesday, 8 February 2023

Installation of a set of loft /attic stairs in a garage area


Glendowie, Auckland, New Zealand

8th Jan 2023

After availability for someone to appropriately install a set of (to be provided) loft ladders - https://www.mitre10.co.nz/shop/werner-folding-attic-ladder-aluminium/p/184938 The area they are to be installed is in a garage and has unimpeded access from below to install - Due date: Before Saturday, 14 January 2023

Remove rurn Stain/ Mark from wood table


Auckland 2010, New Zealand

6th Jan 2023

i forgot to put placemat on the table and it left a round burn mark there . - Due date: Flexible

Apply stain to weatherboards on wall of house


Wallaceville, Upper Hutt, New Zealand

28th Dec 2022

Apply stain to weatherboards on side of house. See picture of complete area for staining. Last stained with Cabot's Weatherboard and Stain oil based. Total length of wall is approx 17m , height approx 2.5m from ground to eave. To avoid splash marks the windows and frenchdoors need to be completely covered/masked prior to staining. - Due date: Flexible