So what's the difference between a carpenter and a joiner?
Anyway, has anyone used one or the other lately and were they any good - how much do I expect to pay for one and does anyone have a recommend?
The kind of work I want doing is to box-in some pipes in my new kitchen; it will need an eye for detail and a great finish. Then I need a piece of wood inserting into the bottom frame of a sash window, and some other similarly awkward jobs that will require experience, an eye for detail and a high quality finish to make me happy.
So if anyone's found a great wood-worker lately and would like to recommend them to me, please let me know - can IM if you don't want to spread the word too widely.
Thanks Siduhe - had a look over the site and bearing in mind the work I'd like doing, it would be like asking asking Michaelangelo to gloss my skirting boards....
Some of the pieces, the tables in particular, are spectacular and I imagine a fair old price too (though prob. worth every penny), I couldn't ask someone as skilled as that to work a bit of MDF around my boiler pipes!!
Thanks also to Ivanhoe's line in Red Herrings, I kicked myself.
The difference seems to be related to the scale of the work and level of finish, and as far as I can make out carpenters undertake the larger scale, structural woodwork, whereas joinery is regarded as more of a 'craft' - the making of furniture etc.
Meanwhile, I've located the number of a 'wood worker' I used last year and have passed it on in a p.m!