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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. Carpenters take on a wide range of work, such as fixing areas of houses and building furniture from scratch.

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. 


Don't know what to do with all that space in your backyard? Hire a carpenter who specialises in building decks. 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

Cabinetmakers 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. Cabinetmakers 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 Finsbury Park

Balcony decking replacement


Manor House, Greater London, N4

15th Feb 2024

I am looking for someone who can replace decking on my balcony.

Building a bed from wood


Manor House, Greater London, N4

13th Feb 2024

I have some mdf from ikea wardrobes as well as wood, I would like to build a simple Custom built-in style mid sleeper bed. I’m more than happy to help to make it as fast as possible I just need guidance in how to join it and someone to help with putting together etc to make it safe. Also happy to have the pieces sawn ready if need be - Due date: Before Tuesday, 12 March 2024

Wooden table sanding and applying oil to avoid stains.


Manor House, Greater London, N4

5th Dec 2023

We bought an oak wooden table but it stains easily. We want to sand it down and apply oil paint - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 9 December 2023

Replace Rotten Wood on Garden Studio Shed


Manor House, Greater London, N4

9th Nov 2023

Replace top wooden panels that have rotten around garden studio shed + help fix where it is leaning In corner - Due date: Flexible

Remove built in cupboard


Finsbury Park, Greater London, N4

28th Sep 2023

Removal of a built in cupboard - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 2 October 2023

Cut a hole in a new kitchen worktop to fit a induction hob


Manor House, Greater London, N4

21st Jul 2023

I need a a hole in a new kitchen worktop cut to fit an induction hob, the hob to be connected up and a new kitchen unit installed to accommodate a built in cooker. And some new doors installed on old/new kitchen units. - Due date: Flexible

Strip timber floor in utility cupboard and lay vinyl flooring


Manor House, Greater London, N4

22nd Jun 2023

• to strip up existing timber floor and dispose of in a utility cupboard (image attached) dimension of area are: 49cm deep x 146cm wide. • To make good floor ready for new adhesive tiles - https://www.diy.com/departments/goodhome-poprock-natural-honey-wood-planks-wood-effect-self-adhesive-vinyl-plank-pack-of-7/3663602563358_BQ.prd - 3 packs • To lay new floor tiles horizontally along cupboard, using Evo-stick floor tile spray. • To install skirting moulding to three sides. https://www.diy.com/departments/goodhome-decor-385-wood-effect-scotia-trim-220cm/3663602534266_BQ.prd?fbt2=true • To fix wooden threshold to floor between cupboard and corridor. diy.com/departments/goodhome-decor-230-wood-effect-threshold-l-180cm/3663602530268_BQ.prd all materials in the above links will be purchased by us. I can be flexible with budget. - Due date: Flexible

Ibukun was very professional in assisting us with the removal of some wooden flooring and the installation of new vinyl flooring. He worked efficiently and precisely and the finished product was to a very high standard. I would definitely use Ibukun for his service again.

Cut wood & build a wooden planter - skilled woodworker


Finsbury Park, Greater London, N4

18th May 2023

I would like a wooden planter made from decking board, so need someone with a circular saw to cut some decking board to the measurements of the drawing below. I can source the material if needed, but open to quotes from someone who could source and build it all (need the custom size to fit balcony) - Due date: Flexible

Disassemble and dispose of decking on balcony


Finsbury Park, Greater London, N4

20th Apr 2023

I need to rip up the wooden decking (seat and floor) on my small balcony, and get rid of the resulting wood. please send a quote. - Due date: Flexible

Make a box to cover electric meter


Finsbury Park, Greater London, N4

22nd Aug 2022

Looking for a carpenter to make a box to cover electric meter - 400 x 900 (x 160 deep) with opening doors at the front so I can read the meter - Due date: Flexible

Handyman services


Finsbury Park, Greater London, N4

9th Jul 2022

Need a handyman for the following tasks: - securing wooden flooring in shed (currently floor boards are movable) - fixing one shelf and putting up another - putting a simple lock on a cupboard door - putting door sweeps in place (at the base of 3 doors) - helping make a cupboard door mouse proof - Due date: Before Monday, 18 July 2022

Mike was friendly, personable and very efficient, Nothing was too much trouble. He was able to help with lots of different tasks and problem solved to get the best outcome. Thanks Mike!

Custom wardrobes and shelving


Finsbury Park, Greater London, N4

28th Jun 2022

I am looking to custom build a walk in wardrobe using the space from a large alcove in the bedroom on either side of the room - Due date: Flexible

Fireplace place, latts and shelf


Islington, Greater London, N1

26th Apr 2022

Install fireplace Add floor latts and build shelf Can provide measurements for the shelves ideally looking for a carpenter.

Cut a skirting vent under fridge


Finsbury Park, Greater London, N4

8th Jan 2022

I need a skirting vent to be fitted on my skirting board under the fridge. Preferably someone who has a workshop (I will personally take the skirting board to the workplace). - Due date: Flexible

Lay concrete on whole garden , build small roof & decking


Manor House, Greater London, N4

22nd Oct 2021

Need concrete over whole garden , a small part that has 3 brick walls i would like a roof and floor decking to turn into shed , plus in hoyse under stairs cupboard - Due date: Before Thursday, 28th Oct 2021

I would like some shelf in my cupboard


Manor House, Greater London, N4

23rd Jul 2021

I would like some shelves for shoes the cupboard is about 1m x 1m its rectangle. I would like shelves to be the shape of the box I need about 6-10 shelves in the cupboard. I need some who know what they are doing to cut the wood and fit it into a small place. The price is based on an hourly rate of £25 per hour and it can be revised if necessary

Assemble/build metal shed w/ timber floor


Finsbury Park, Greater London, N4

27th Feb 2021

We have a Lotus Apex Metal Shed 8x3 (see https://www.qubox.co.uk/lotus-apex-metal-shed-8x3-anthracite-grey/). It needs to be assembled/built in our terrace, we have the Lotus Timber Floor Kit, damp proof membrane to put underneath and the Hammascrew Anchor Kit.