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Carpentry & Woodworking Professionals In Singapore

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SGHomeneeds is a directory of reliable carpenters in Singapore. We list the most reliable, rated and reviewed home service professionals in Singapore that can suit your carpentry needs.

Best Carpenters In Singapore

Carpentry is a highly skilled trade in making or repairing things in timber and wood. Carpenters offer a wide range of services, from cutting and shaping bespoke furniture and cabinets to the construction and installation of kitchens, timber frames, cabinet making, even working on large construction sites.

What can a carpenter do?

The range of work a carpenter can do is really wide – from providing design consult, build carpentry service to those specialized in timber furnishings. Carpenters may choose to specialise in different carpentry tasks or do a broad, more basic but wide range of services.

An example is carpenters who do home interior design projects tend to require a broad range of skills. However, when it comes down to crafting a particular job (such as custom made furniture, frame walls, doors, partitions to cabinets), they tend to specialise in just a few of these areas.

Carpenters install, create or repair structures and fixtures made from mostly timber and wood. Carpenters can cope with all sorts of woodwork and bespoke joinery, depending on the project details such as the space and dimension, instilling your home with real handmade quality.

Carpenters can work either indoors or outdoors. Their jobs are physically intensive, requiring many hours of standing while cutting, joining, and working wood materials.

Types of carpenters

A carpenter’s unique job duties vary depending on whether they work in rough carpentry or finish carpentry.

Rough carpenters typically work outdoors on large construction projects, and their time is mostly spent outdoors doing the carpentry work. Example of projects they do include installing wooden concrete forms for cement footings or pillars when constructing tall or big structures (like buildings or bridges).

Finish carpenters are primarily involved in making smaller but can be equally as complex projects, such as cabinetry, furniture, frames and doors. They also create ornate, detailed, and fine wood products for a variety of uses. They must be detail-oriented and work on a small scale efficiently.

Carpenters often complement other trades, such as interior designers, handymen and renovation contractors. Carpenters can offer cabinet and countertop, decks, fences and ramps, doors and framing.

Typical carpentry works

Carpenters may do, though not limited to, the following:

  • Adhere to blueprints and building plans according to the clients
  • Install structures and fixtures (examples will be windows and molding)
  • Measure, cut, and shape wood, though it can be plastic or other materials
  • Construct building frameworks, including walls, floors, and doorframes
  • Inspect and replace damaged framework or other structures and fixtures
  • Working alongside architects or interior designs to deliver the final goods to clients

What qualifications do carpenters require?

Carpentry is a highly artistic and skilled position that requires attention to detail and vision.

When carpenters walk into an empty lot, they need to envision the type of structure that will grace it. If the job is to create cabinets for an empty room, they should know the best color of stain, type of wood, and design that will best fit in the space.

A few common qualifications include:

  • School and vocational training
  • On-The-Job Training (OJT)
  • Other qualifications
    • Manual dexterity
    • Attention to details
    • Problem solving skills
    • Strength and stamina

You can check out more tips and FAQs in selecting a carpenter.

Questions to ask a carpenter in Singapore:

  • Can you share with me your portfolio and customer testimonials?
  • Have you completed home projects similar to my style, room and budget?
  • What is the start date, end date of the project, and possible obstacles during the project?
  • How do you charge? What is included in this package?
  • What material/hardware do you plan to use? What do I need to provide?
  • Can you give me a written estimate?
  • Do you offer a warranty?

Compare and review the best carpenters in Singapore 

View carpenters gallery and portfolio, compare prices of similar projects in your proximity. You can then read the reviews from previous customers to understand the background of prospective carpenters, how they rate their work, and message them directly to ask any specific questions.