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What does a carpenter 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 can help you with many different tasks. 

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 plasterwork. 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 focussed 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 Birmingham

Install metal shed


Nechells Green, West Midlands

11th Dec 2022

Installation of a 8 x 6 shed - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 11 December 2022

Display cabinet to be painted light grey


New Town Row, West Midlands

19th Nov 2022

2 display units to be painted 1 corner unit and 1 side unit very pale grey - Due date: Flexible

Shed to complete


Ward End, West Midlands

12th Oct 2022

To finish off work for my shed requires shingles put on pitch Roof put door handles and lock on shed patio Doors to adjust patio shed doors - Due date: Flexible

To complete Shed


Ward End, West Midlands

10th Oct 2022

My Garden Office Shed needs Roof Felt completing and install Roof Shingles 2 Shed Patio Doors need adjustment and door Lock needs installing The shed needs minor internal carpenter work - Due date: Flexible

Installing shed


Rubery, West Midlands

17th Sep 2022

We bought a shed that came in parts, we need help putting it together - Due date: Flexible

Lifetime 20ft 8 installing shed


New Town Row, West Midlands

4th Aug 2022

I need to install a lifetime 20ft 8ft. Needs to be installed properly - Due date: Flexible

Build a Timber Shed Frame


Castle Bromwich, West Midlands

1st Aug 2022

Build a Shed Frame and put on roof. Concrete slab already poured and hardened. Labour only - Due date: Flexible

Carpentry job


Longbridge, West Midlands

15th Jul 2022

Change the floorboards of a small landing and half a bedroom - Due date: Flexible

Small carpentry jobs


Longbridge, West Midlands

15th Jul 2022

Change the floor boards of a small landing place and half a bedroom - Due date: Flexible

4 carpentry jobs in 1 house


Longbridge, West Midlands

14th Jul 2022

Carpentry jobs: - 1 loft hutch needs repairing, as doesn't close - 4 doors need repair, as don't close - skirting boards need fixing in half a lounge room - skirting boards need replacing in a small landing area - wooden boards need installing in a small landing area - Due date: Flexible

Metal shed install 8x6 ft


Birchfield, West Midlands

11th Jul 2022

Need a metal shed Installing 8x6 ft - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 17 July 2022

Decking outside


Oscott, West Midlands

30th Jun 2022

I need decking put down in back gardern - Due date: Flexible

Shed doors


Soho, West Midlands

25th Jun 2022

In need of some shed doors putting on - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 26 June 2022

I have purchased a new wood breakfast bar which has arrived damaged


Gravelly Hill, West Midlands

18th Jun 2022

There are 5 cracks in the wood breakfast bar that need filling - Due date: Flexible

Corner decking


Marston Green, West Midlands

12th Jun 2022

To build decking approximately 12 ft by 10 - Due date: Flexible

Garden bench with roof


Hall Green, West Midlands

12th Jun 2022

I have a garden bench with roof to help assemble please - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 15 June 2022

Skirting board cut and installed


Stirchley, West Midlands

13th May 2022

3m wooden skirting board cut and installed around fireplace. 5 corners. - Due date: Flexible

Carpenter/Joiner to mitre fit a worktop


South Yardley, West Midlands

1st May 2022

Looking for a carpenter/joiner to mitre fit a 28mm worktop into corner. Approx 1700mm x 900mm. Already have the 3m x 600mm worktop from Wickes. Worktop width will also need cutting down from 600mm to 400mm. Have the connectors, endcaps and colorfill.

I would like someone to help with fitting a 6x4 garden shed.


Selly Oak, West Midlands

22nd Apr 2022

I’m purchasing a shed to be fitted in a small garden and nee someone to fit this shed Not sure if this will be a wooden, plastic or metal shed. currently researching this with view to getting this done within the next six weeks - Due date: Flexible

Build shed


Birchfield, West Midlands

20th Apr 2022

Need to build a metal shed in garden - Due date: Before Saturday, 30 April 2022