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How do I pick a good carpenter?

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I am having some carpentry work done in my home (cabinets, wainscoting and a fireplace) and would like to know if there is a good way to choose a good finish carpenter.
First I would check with some of your friends and at work. If no luck there, then look in the local newspaper and or yellow pages. Ask for referrals and then CALL THEM. See if you can go look at some of his work. Ask questions about showing up when scheduled and about cost overages. Also ask who will be doing the work, who you hired or someone else. Also ask about insurance and workers comp if needed. You can ask his insurance company to send you a certificate of insurance but donít accept one directly from him though.



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