If you are planning to do up your home and are in search for a carpenter, you will certainly wish for a high quality one. Carpenters who have a passion for their trade, pay attention to small details and work to your needs are normally the most successful. No matter what the job is, if you are paying money for a service, it should be carried out the way you want and deserve it.
When you are getting a job done, make sure you know the specific details of it so you can find a carpenter who has the relevant experience and is qualified to carry out the work.
He believes the most important skills a carpenter should have are “The ability to use his tools, to be capable of hanging doors and other carpentry work as well as stair cases, banisters, etc.”
We also asked, were there different carpenters for different jobs or are they all skilled to do all carpentry work, “Well, naturally some are better than others, but they should be able to do most of the work if they are qualified as carpenters.”
When it came to building furniture, Pat felt that, “Furniture is not that practical to manufacture anymore, as you would buy furniture now, you can buy kitchens and wardrobes now and its only a matter of installing them.” He also stated that “Hard woods naturally would be better than anything, which would be for doors and door frames, if it is for flooring, it would be softer timber that would be used.”
A good thing when choosing a carpenter is that you have the chance to view their work. Ask for references, pictures, or a contact number of previous customers. Feel free to get in touch with these customers as they can give you some good information on the carpenters skill which may help guide you when making your final decision.
Once you have a number of carpenters ready to quote for your job. Compare how much each of them are charging and don’t be afraid to ask questions about any other concerns you have. Ask how long it will take to complete the job and again compare with the rest.
What do you think are the most important skills for a carpenter to have?
Thanks again to Pat McManamon for answering our questions and we wish him all the best in the future.
All the Best,