Top 3 Carpenters in Seattle, WA

Porch Pro Headshot Haas Development & Construction
We specialize in interior or exterior home renovations, kitchen remodeling, bathrooms, additions and new home builds. We give free estimates and respond with full bids within 24 hours.
2657 37th Ave SW, Seattle, WA
206-380-3598
Porch Pro Headshot The Handymen
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The Handymen

(576)
You can count on us for reliable, fast and friendly, home remodeling service. We are a full service general contractor with over 30 years of experience in the Seattle area.
7728 21st Ave NE, Seattle, WA
206-571-8762
Porch Pro Headshot Neighborly Home Services
We provide a full range of home service solutions, including handyman, house cleaning, and landscaping. We also offer home management services; a personal assistant to your house. Our focus is giving busy people time back in their day and more enjoyment of their homes! Customer service, ease of or...Read more about Neighborly Home Services
3131 Western Ave Ste 304, Seattle, WA
206-384-9631

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Porch Pro Headshot Anthony's Contracting Inc
Carpenters
Serves Seattle, Washington
(16)
"I recently hired Anthony for painting the exterior of my house, and it turned out great! His crew was super diligent, professional, and made sure I was satisfied with their work. Anthony managed to fit me into his schedule last minute, which I really appreciate. Thanks Anthony!"
"I recently hired Anthony for painting the exterior of my house, and it turned out great! His crew was super diligent, professional, and made sure I was satisfied with their work. Anthony managed to fit me into his schedule last minute, which I really appreciate. Thanks Anthony!"
Porch Pro Headshot Evans Carpentry & Home Improvement
Carpenters
Serves Seattle, Washington
(6)
"Ian did a great job on redoing my home office. The room had a leak from above, so the job required demo, reframing and drywall. Ian is by far the best contractor I've had work on my home. He was always prompt, completed work on time and did an excellent job on the project. Highly recommended."
"Ian did a great job on redoing my home office. The room had a leak from above, so the job required demo, reframing and drywall. Ian is by far the best contractor I've had work on my home. He was always prompt, completed work on time and did an excellent job on the project. Highly recommended."
Porch Pro Headshot Osmak Homes LLC
Carpenters
Serves Seattle, Washington
(6)
"Outstanding customer service, great craftsmanship, awesome team. "I had Paul and his team work on master bath project, that I had started by myself. Pretty soon I knew that I needed professional help with this project. Paul came in with designer and helped me create design that I was looking for. W...Read more about Osmak Homes LLC
"Outstanding customer service, great craftsmanship, awesome team. "I had Paul and his team work on master bath project, that I had started by myself. Pretty soon I knew that I needed professional help with this project. Paul came in with designer and helped me create design that I was looking for. W...Read more about Osmak Homes LLC
Porch Pro Headshot GENPRO
Carpenters
Serves Seattle, Washington
(17)
"IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO GET A REMODEL JOB DONE QUIT LOOKING RIGHT NOW !!!!!!! With all respect, these guys did an amazing job remodeling my two bathrooms upstairs and kitchen. My wife loved the tile job and so did I... I am a really small detail person and do not satisfy myself only with the looks...Read more about GENPRO
"IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO GET A REMODEL JOB DONE QUIT LOOKING RIGHT NOW !!!!!!! With all respect, these guys did an amazing job remodeling my two bathrooms upstairs and kitchen. My wife loved the tile job and so did I... I am a really small detail person and do not satisfy myself only with the looks...Read more about GENPRO
Porch Pro Headshot Best flooring innovation LLC
Carpenters
Serves Seattle, Washington
Best flooring innovation is the company you need for your next project, we offer an extended list of services like hardwood floor installation, sand and refinishing, staining and more. We offer a great variety of stair designs for your home. Do you have problems with your concrete subfloor? We also...Read more about Best flooring innovation LLC
Best flooring innovation is the company you need for your next project, we offer an extended list of services like hardwood floor installation, sand and refinishing, staining and more. We offer a great variety of stair designs for your home. Do you have problems with your concrete subfloor? We also...Read more about Best flooring innovation LLC
Porch Pro Headshot JD Services
Carpenters
Serves Seattle, Washington
(14)
JD Services is a family owned and operated General Contacting Service. Josh has over 20 years in the industry and is a literal Jack-of-all-trades. Concrete to decks, custom fencing to demolition, he can, and does, do it all. What sets us apart from other General Cintractors is that WE do the work. W...Read more about JD Services
JD Services is a family owned and operated General Contacting Service. Josh has over 20 years in the industry and is a literal Jack-of-all-trades. Concrete to decks, custom fencing to demolition, he can, and does, do it all. What sets us apart from other General Cintractors is that WE do the work. W...Read more about JD Services
Porch Pro Headshot Mike Cain Construction, LLC
Carpenters
Serves Seattle, Washington
I've had my business since 1999 and have many happy clients that I've gone back to work with time and time again. I have done multi-million dollar custom homes, fixed squeaky doors and everything in between. These days I like doing smaller jobs. If you've got a small project don't hesitate to call.
I've had my business since 1999 and have many happy clients that I've gone back to work with time and time again. I have done multi-million dollar custom homes, fixed squeaky doors and everything in between. These days I like doing smaller jobs. If you've got a small project don't hesitate to call.

Frequently asked questions about carpenters

Carpentry is one of the oldest professions — for as long as people have needed shelter to live in, there has been some form of carpentry. Today, carpentry has become a very specialized trade and most carpenters have a niche. The hallmark of all types of carpentry is that carpenters are experts in working with wood. There are some small exceptions to this for buildings that use steel studs or other types of metal framing, for example. However, for the most part, when you think carpenters, think wood.

  • Rough carpenters – Rough carpenters are one of the first trades you'll have on-site if you’re building a house. Their expertise is in the overall structure and stability of buildings and the big-picture aspects of building a home.
  • Framing carpenters – Framing carpenters are the pros responsible for putting up the base structure that will become the interior and exterior walls of a building. Framing carpentry goes hand-in-hand with rough carpentry, however, framing is often seen as a specialized skill.
  • Jointers – Joint carpentry involves putting together floor joists that create the surface you'll walk on once it's finished.
  • Cabinet makers – Carpenters specializing in cabinetry are extremely skilled at fine woodworking and excel at precise and detail-oriented work. They are some of the last carpenters that work on a project because cabinetry is a part of the finishing process and is generally one of the last things that are installed.
  • Finish carpenters – similar to cabinet makers, finish carpenters are responsible for the finer details that are not structural but make up the parts of your home that you'll see daily. Finish carpenters will be the ones to install your trim, wood flooring, railings, and handrails and are also sometimes referred to as trim carpenters.

Have they done the work being requested before?

This is an important question that can often be overlooked, with potential clients assuming that all carpenters work on all types of projects. As we discussed before, carpentry has several specialized skill sets, so it's important to make sure that any carpenter you're considering has worked on your type of project before.

Are they examples of their work?

Carpenters near you will have pictures of past projects they've done that they can share with you. The building process is impressive, and the change from beginning to end can be staggering, so these proud tradespeople will likely have work they'll be happy to show you.

How much experience do they have in your type of project?

This ties into the first question, however, it’s a bit more detailed. Many clients have fallen into the trap of only asking basic questions, like “Have you done a project like this before?” and failing to follow up with, “How many times?”

In many cases, it may not matter if a carpenter has only done a certain type of work once or twice, but it could make a huge difference if your project is complex — and that’s not something you want to find out mid-project.

Are they licensed (if necessary)?

Many municipalities will require permits for carpentry work, depending on the scale. These permits are only applicable if a certified carpenter will be doing the work. In addition, your carpenter may need to have a Red Seal in carpentry to obtain the correct insurance.

Are they insured?

There are three different types of insurance that carpenters will need to carry to conduct work safely. These are general liability insurance, professional liability insurance, and Worker's Compensation insurance.

Don't be shy about asking a carpenter you're thinking of hiring for proof of the appropriate insurance, and be wary if they can't provide documentation.

The short answer to this question is that a carpenter isn't always a builder, but a builder is most often a carpenter. Don't worry — we’ll clarify what that means below.

Carpenter

As we discussed above, there are many types of local carpenters who specialize in one or more distinct areas of carpentry. Depending on where you are in your construction process, multiple carpenters who are experts in their niche may be needed.

Builder

If a construction professional refers to themselves as a builder, they are likely saying that they are a general contractor or a construction project manager who can take more of a full-scope approach to your project. Most builders are carpenters by trade but have expanded their skillet to encompass more of the building process.

It can be a bit confusing because carpenters do build things, but when someone is referred to as a builder, it generally means that they are experienced in integrating multiple stages of construction and tradespeople on one project.

However, this is definitely a bit of a gray area. Make sure to clarify what type of professional you’re working with when you vet tradespeople, so you know exactly what their specialty is.

A carpenter is absolutely the right tradesperson to build a beautiful, sturdy deck for you. Depending on what you're picturing for the finished product, however, you might want to look at bringing in both a rough carpenter and a finishing carpenter.

Rough carpenters are experts at putting in the proper foundation to make your deck safe and secure, as well as grading the ground below and ensuring adequate drainage. They'll also be the best people to advise on what types of materials the structure of your deck should be made of, including foundation, stairs, and railings.

It’s important to note here that in most municipalities, you’ll need a permit to build a deck. Your carpenter will need to be licensed to have the expertise and certification to apply for the proper licenses.

Once the structure of your deck is complete, a finish carpenter can give your project a different level of polish and aesthetic appeal, putting that final touch onto your new deck.

If your vision of your new deck involves built-in seating or an outdoor kitchen, a finish carpenter will also be the best tradesperson to help you bring your unique space to life.

Many rough carpenters are very skilled at finishing, and others don’t prefer to do finishing work, so it’s worth it to ask upfront.

Licensing for carpenters can be complicated. Not everyone who refers to themselves as a carpenter is a licensed carpenter, handypersons often do carpentry work. Only some states require carpenters to be licensed for specific types of work.

In many cases, licensing is required in order to ensure that a carpenter has an adequate level of knowledge and experience. There are plenty of unlicensed carpenters with a wealth of experience and talent, but the licensing process is a way for employers and clients to feel secure that a tradesperson has a standardized level of knowledge and experience. Most licensing programs require four years of work experience and the passing of a certification exam.

Below, we’ll go through some common questions and misconceptions to help you untangle the licensing web.

States that require carpenters to have licenses

Alabama, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah have state-level requirements for carpenters to be licensed to do certain types of carpentry work. While each state has its own list, some common types of carpentry often require licenses:

  • Millwork
  • Framing
  • Structural work
  • Cabinetry
  • Installing metal studs or framing

When can you hire a carpenter that does not have a license?

In some cases, lighter carpentry work on non-structural areas of a home doesn’t require a carpenter to carry a license. This may also mean they don’t have the proper workplace insurance, so make sure to ask those questions and weigh the risks accordingly.

Locations that fall outside city or municipal regions may have fewer restrictions on building permits. If you’re confident, you can have a non-licensed carpenter do structural work. This varies by location, so research the rules that cover your property before agreeing to have any work done.

Carpenters are integral to the home-building process, and their various areas of expertise are what allow the vision of a home designer or structural engineer to go from vision to reality.

If you’re unfamiliar with the home-building process, you may be surprised at first to learn that, in many cases, one carpenter does not handle the entire process. Particularly on large or complex projects, you’re likely to have several different types of carpentry experts. Beginning with rough carpentry to create the foundation and structure of your home, you’ll bring in framing carpenters for the exterior and interior walls, joint carpenters, roofing carpenters, and finish carpenters and cabinetmakers.

Depending on your location, finding the right carpenters near you can be simple, or you may have to look at bringing in the right pro from a larger city or town.

Other trades will need to work alongside carpenters during the building process. Homes are built in many layers and stages, so you can expect to have several trades working simultaneously at certain times.

Here’s a list of other trades you’ll need to build a house:

  • Machine operator
  • Electrician
  • Plumber
  • Gasfitter
  • Drywaller
  • Septic installer

Recent reviews for Seattle Carpenters

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I would rather give no star than one star. Tony texted and called immediately after I submitted the quote. Besides the phone conversation, there was no confirmation email or text to confirm the appointment as agreed on the phone However, on the service d...

- Pat Kuhacharoen
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Extremely disappointed in how this project unfolded for me. For starters, Tony, my primary contact throughout originally suggested the work could be done for about $800. Of course digging into it, the mold had spread more than expected, so the scope incre...

- Andrew Reddaway
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We did an extensive remodel on our home in West Seattle. We added an ADU above our garage as well as expanded the main home by adding a dormer. Though every step of the way, from design, modifications, construction and finish work the project went amazing...

- Ed Peters
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Excellent work and project management. Got exactly what I wanted with work done to very high standard and completed on time. Thanks.

- John Griffin
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This project is beyond behind schedule. So many things to say. Nobody hardly ever show sup to the job site. We are still waiting for concrete to be poured in my basement. Been waiting for 2+ months now. Delays after delays due to a lack of project manag...

- chris scott
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I followed Marco Angelino at GenPro on Instagram for months. After researching his business I decided to hire him to remodel 2 bathrooms for labor only at a cost of $19,592. Work began on July 08, 2020. To make a long story short and unbeknownst to me, he...

- Tracy Anderson
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We hired GenPro to build a 600 sqft addition on our home in Tukwila. The project began in March and was promised to be completed by end of July. It is now end of September and the project is not even close to completed. We lived in a hotel for 4 weeks th...

- Cassandra Galante
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Anthony cleaned the carpet on a 46ft Yacht for me and exceeded my expectations. There were a couple of really dirty areas that I expected would not come clean and now you can't tell where they were. He was fast efficient and did a great job. Greg Youell ...

- Greg Youell
51212

Anthony does great work and is very friendly. He's timely and cares about his customers. I'd definitely recommend him to my friends.

- Bret Lane
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I like that they were on time and pay attention to detail. Such as making sure not to scratch your baseboards and walls. Very thorough and would definitely have them back.

- Mike Edwards
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Quick and accurate estimates, friendly and honest, high quality residential services including moss removal, and gutter and window cleaning. I look forward to working with him again soon!

- Galen Disston
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Anthony and Dave were fantastic; they really looked out for us when the material vendor had problems. (flooring). Anthony also helped with some small odd/end projects that popped up and we really appreciated it. Besides, they are really good, nice p...

- Nancy Nead

Everything You Need to Know About Seattle Carpenters

Does the carpenter I want to hire need to be licensed in Seattle?

Before you start any project, it is crucial to learn about the certifications and licenses that you or your Carpenter need to have. There are 2 carpenters in Seattle that are licensed.

Here are the types of license(s) Carpenters need to have to work on Carpentry Services jobs in WA:

Who are the best Carpenters in Seattle?

We've found 50 carpenter providers that are available to you in Seattle.

Keep in mind that every project has different requirements, and some carpenter professionals maybe be more equipped to handle the specifications of your carpentry services work than others. Talk to multiple carpenters before deciding which one is right for you. You will want to consider how much they charge, if they are properly licensed for carpentry services work in Seattle, and if your project is a fit. Here are some suggested professionals and companies to get you started:

  • Del J Carpentry
  • WINJUM CUSTOM CARPENTRY
    • Location: Seattle
  • Arnzen Construction
    • Location: Seattle
    • Been in business since: 1995
  • Aubrey Renovations
    • Location: Seattle

What Seattle zip codes are served by Carpenters?

Seattle has 50 total Carpenter companies that service multiple zip codes. We've put together a list of areas in and around Seattle with the most Carpenters:

    • 1 Carpenters in 98115.

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          Porch Pro Headshot Andrew Macdonald Property Services
          Carpenters
          Serves Seattle, Washington
          My goal is to make your dreams of a beautiful home a reality. Having over 15 years of experience working with agents, contractors, owners, sellers, and property managers I can transform your space/project into a portfolio piece that you will want to show off. Whether working on multimillion dollar h...Read more about Andrew Macdonald Property Services
          My goal is to make your dreams of a beautiful home a reality. Having over 15 years of experience working with agents, contractors, owners, sellers, and property managers I can transform your space/project into a portfolio piece that you will want to show off. Whether working on multimillion dollar h...Read more about Andrew Macdonald Property Services
          Porch Pro Headshot Norwest Construction Inc.
          Carpenters
          Serves Seattle, Washington
          NorWest Construction, Inc is a local full-service home renovation company. We are widely experienced in all aspects of construction and provide services to customers with small home repair needs as well as major home remodel projects. During 18 years in the field, NorWest Construction, Inc. have he...Read more about Norwest Construction Inc.
          NorWest Construction, Inc is a local full-service home renovation company. We are widely experienced in all aspects of construction and provide services to customers with small home repair needs as well as major home remodel projects. During 18 years in the field, NorWest Construction, Inc. have he...Read more about Norwest Construction Inc.
          Porch Pro Headshot King Pine Building Restoration
          Carpenters
          Serves Seattle, Washington
          (1)
          "Mike was absolutely fantastic to work with. From start to finish, he was incredibly communicative, transparent, and great at helping us navigate our renovation. We are definitely going to use him for all our future projects!"
          "Mike was absolutely fantastic to work with. From start to finish, he was incredibly communicative, transparent, and great at helping us navigate our renovation. We are definitely going to use him for all our future projects!"
          Porch Pro Headshot SMS Maintenance
          Carpenters
          Serves Seattle, Washington
          (12)
          "We called and got an immediate response and scheduled the next day. Our Tech showed up on-time and when the job got bigger than we expected he got another Tech in, same day, to help. They were professional and did a great job. Will be using them again!"
          "We called and got an immediate response and scheduled the next day. Our Tech showed up on-time and when the job got bigger than we expected he got another Tech in, same day, to help. They were professional and did a great job. Will be using them again!"
          Porch Pro Headshot Andrew Neighbors
          Carpenters
          Serves Seattle, Washington
          I am a licensed Realtor with a history in remodels. As I continue to establish myself in this industry, I am fortunate enough to have a knowledgeable background in all things home related with an emphasis on painting. I also offer aerial drone photography.
          I am a licensed Realtor with a history in remodels. As I continue to establish myself in this industry, I am fortunate enough to have a knowledgeable background in all things home related with an emphasis on painting. I also offer aerial drone photography.
          Porch Pro Headshot ArtBrick LLC
          Carpenters
          Serves Seattle, Washington
          We are glad to introduce our family business of carpentry and mason works. Artbrick LLC had a great 20 years experience in Europe. Few years ago, our family moved to Seattle, with great desire to share our skills and inspiration, creating astonishing interiors.
          We are glad to introduce our family business of carpentry and mason works. Artbrick LLC had a great 20 years experience in Europe. Few years ago, our family moved to Seattle, with great desire to share our skills and inspiration, creating astonishing interiors.
          Porch Pro Headshot Superwetpaint
          Carpenters
          Serves Seattle, Washington
          20+ years in the construction and yard care business. Extensive knowledge of garden and plant care, as well as pool creation. I strive to create harmonious and tranquil settings for the city dweller who is looking for an oasis of their own. I also take on special projects and can be found buildin...Read more about Superwetpaint
          20+ years in the construction and yard care business. Extensive knowledge of garden and plant care, as well as pool creation. I strive to create harmonious and tranquil settings for the city dweller who is looking for an oasis of their own. I also take on special projects and can be found buildin...Read more about Superwetpaint
          Porch Pro Headshot SheCanFixStuff llc
          Carpenters
          Serves Seattle, Washington
          Shecanfixstuff@gmail.com- I have been installing and fixing projects for over 25 plus years now. I was a Home-Depot employee that was sent out to fix all of the installs that had went wrong. So I'm off on my own and it feels great. I have been installing kitchens to Christmas Lights. From Boston...Read more about SheCanFixStuff llc
          Shecanfixstuff@gmail.com- I have been installing and fixing projects for over 25 plus years now. I was a Home-Depot employee that was sent out to fix all of the installs that had went wrong. So I'm off on my own and it feels great. I have been installing kitchens to Christmas Lights. From Boston...Read more about SheCanFixStuff llc
          Porch Pro Headshot Castleberrys Carpentry LLC
          Carpenters
          Serves Seattle, Washington
          Artisan Craftsmanship, Attention to Detail and Personal Service... that is Castleberrys. Along with many craftsman oriented companies in the greater Seattle area, Castleberrys strives to find its place. While focusing on door repairs and door installs, decks and small remodels for years, we are a...Read more about Castleberrys Carpentry LLC
          Artisan Craftsmanship, Attention to Detail and Personal Service... that is Castleberrys. Along with many craftsman oriented companies in the greater Seattle area, Castleberrys strives to find its place. While focusing on door repairs and door installs, decks and small remodels for years, we are a...Read more about Castleberrys Carpentry LLC
          Porch Pro Headshot SISU Northwest Energy Solutions
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          Porch Pro Headshot Master's Touch
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          Serves Seattle, Washington

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