Forum: Carpenters and Woodworkers
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We are in the middle of a combination of a duplex here in Brooklyn. The subcontractor that was scheduled to start next week to construct the stairs is “delayed” on a job.
Any recommendations on the brownstoner list? It would need someone available to come and quote the job tomorrow and the work would need to start ASAP.
It’s a pretty simple job with 6 straight steps, then 6 winders bringing us 180 degrees then 6 straight steps to the 2nd floor.
Stairs are 36” wide and 11” tread with 8” vertical height each riser.
Standard handrails/spindles, white risers – though we need to match the treads to existing brazillian redwood in the upstairs and downstairs apartment.
Please call and let me know if you have a team available my name is Dean Collins and my phone number is 212-203-4357 and i’m available to visit your reference clients this weekend/make a decision before Monday morning.
Anyone on the list used someone local here in Brooklyn to create a hidden door bookcase?
I haven’t been able to find a carpenter in new York with experience building hidden hinge secret room solutions even though the hardware is readily available online.
Basically looking for someone to build me a bookcase like this
Lots of other details about how to do these online eg
We’re looking for a carpenter who can help us with an island for our kitchen renovation as well as some shelving.
Our architect has a clean modern style and we need someone who is great at detail work.
Any recommendations? Thanks!
Steve just finished an ipe wood deck on top of my steel frame & just wanted to recommend him to anyone out there looking for similar work! Not only was he the lowest estimate that I received, but he was professional, timely & did meticulous work. Two thumbs up. His contact info is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Any recommendations for a master carpenter to repair a stairwell that has loose steps and is pitching?
I’ve been scouring the forum archive but can’t seem to find any reliable recommendations for a custom closet company. Anyone have one? There must be something good and reasonably priced, besides California Closets.
We have all wood windows. The exterior putty on some of them has flaked off and water has damaged some of the wood, warping it so that some windows don’t close very well (or hardly at all). I am interested in having these sashes rebuilt or repaired instead of replacing the entire window. Waiting to hear back from Heights Woodworking, but is there anyone else out there who would rebuild a wooden window sash. And once that is done, any recs on someone to reputty and repaint the exterior of all the windows? I would actually like someone to look at the wood frames first and assure me they are in good condition, before proceding with the sash repair.
Any advice appreciated! Thanks!
I am looking for reclainmed wood for kitchen shelves. as well as kitchen island counter . I did this before . The lumber yard had great wood was in Masbeth. Any one know if it was Dykemans?? Or any one have an idea of where or who can help me with allocating this wood?
Hi all. Wanted to see if anyone had a good source for kitchen cabinet doors, and doors only. We’re trying to find basic, pre-finished white shaker doors, but are surprised at how difficult they are to find for sale without the cabinet box.
Hello. I’m looking for a local cabinet maker (local as anywhere in nyc, long island or westchester) that can make us custom kitchen cabinets. We are looking for a simple flat panel or shaker door look with high quality hardware, mdf doors and wood boxes and either a high gloss or semi gloss painted white finish. The cabinets are going in our weekend home and will be a direct replacement of the existing cabinets and layout. Our nyc based contractor has graciously agreed to come out for a weekend or two and do the install for us but the cabinet maker our designer used for our city renovation is backed up for months and we are hoping to have these done and installed by mid august. And before anyone suggests Ikea we have explored that option and are not big fans. We’re not looking to pay Ikea prices but then again aren’t trying to spend tens of thousands either on a very simple and straightforward layout.
Rather foolishly, we had custom shelves installed into a rental apartment. Much to our chagrin, the owner decided to sell our place 5 months into our lease. The owner is not interested in paying for the shelves and we spent a decent amount of money on them. They will fit in our new place, though we’ve yet to broach the possibility with the landlord, which we would obviously do first, having learned our lesson. They are 83″ wide and about 1.5 inches thick. Has anyone had experience with this? Does it do a great deal of harm to the walls? Will the cost of removing and reinstalling be worth the risk and hassle? Any insight would be very helpful.
I am looking for a skillful carpenter to do small jobs ( shelves, drawers, window sills etc.) around my apartment. I’m looking for quality woodworking.
I’m looking for pre-cut walnut boards in 3/4″ x 2.5″ 8′ and longer boards. Home Depot and Lowes only stock pine, poplar, maple, oak and such. The same with Prince Lumber in the city and Dykes neer Lowes in Brooklyn.
Can anyone recommend a place to get some walnut lumbar boards? Or else, I’m going to have to use walnut veneer. Thx.
I am looking to you knowledgeable folk for suggestions about how I could attach wooden boards to our metal deck. We have the boards but aren’t sure what to do with them – how to properly space them, how to secure them, etc.
It this seems to be a job that we might not be able to do well ourselves, we would also like any recommendations for people who might be able to help us with the project.
Thanks in advance for any advice.
Hi there – we’re looking at purchasing a building currently listed as commercial and converting it into a single fam residence. Has anyone had any experience with this or understands the process and financial commitment we should be considering. Its size is comparable to a carriage house. The property is in really bad condition and would require a pretty sizeable amount just to make it livable. It does seem to me that this property has been quite under the radar because of its commercial status. Any thoughts, feedback, advice – warmly welcomed. Thank you.