Carpentry Project Timeline

If you want to start a carpentry project, it’s worth knowing how long it’ll take. Then you’ll be able to plan it for a time that suits you.

It’s often hard to say how long a carpentry project will take as it depends on the scale of the work and the professional you use. But to give you a rough idea, we’ve put together a general timeline.

How long will a carpentry project take?

Research: 1 week

Make sure you start your project with some thorough research. Once you’re sure of the kind of work you want your carpenter to do, look for professionals who specialise in that area. Ask them all for quotes, so you can compare prices and work out what’s a reasonable rate.

When you’re looking for carpenters it’s also worth checking if they have any online customer ratings or reviews. These will give you an idea of the quality of the professional’s work. If you can’t find any, ask the carpenter to provide you with some references.

Manufacturing and fitting: 0.5 – 3 days

How long your carpentry project will take depends on the type of work it involves, but it’s unlikely to take more than 3 days.

If you’ve asked a carpenter to supply and fit skirting board in one room, this can take as little as half a day. Building a bookshelf or hanging new doors in a property usually take between 1 and 2 days and constructing a built-in wardrobe can take up to 3.

Remember that you might have to wait for your chosen carpenter to become available before you can start your project.

Total time: 1-1.5 weeks

So if everything goes smoothly, your carpentry project could take as little as 1 week. But remember that things like material supply, weather and your carpenter’s availability can change this. To get a more precise idea of how long your project will take, speak to your carpenter.

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