Wooden furniture is definitely not just functional but aesthetic as well. If you’re looking for skilled and qualified tradesmen who’ll design and create your new wardrobe, door, cabinet, and more, you’re in the right place.
In this article, we’ve identified the best woodworkers in Cork—their services, perks and drawbacks, as well as some FAQs about woodworks.
But if you want to know first how much you’ll need to spend on woodworking and carpentry services, just continue reading!
Estimated Costs for Woodworking/Carpentry Services
The table below lists a number of woodworking/carpentry services along with their estimated costs according to OnlineTradesmen.ie.
|SERVICE||SPECIFICATIONS||ESTIMATED COST (incl. VAT and materials)|
|Built-in wardrobe||2 shaker style doors, internal combination of shelving and hanging||€800 – €900|
|Alcove shelving||6 floating shelves, + 2×2 door cabinet, shaker style doors||Starts at €1,200|
|Kitchen||8 shaker style cabinets + Island||Starts at €5,500|
|Decking||10×10 foot ground-level pressure treated timber||Starts at €1,400|
|Under stair storage||Draw and storage||€800 – €1,200|
|Hall panelling||Front entrance, stairs, and landing||Starts at €800|
The Best Woodworkers in Cork
Without further ado, let’s head straight to our choices for Cork’s best woodworkers!
1. Jonathan Evans Carpentry Joinery Cork
1st and 2nd fix carpentry, timber decking, staircase refurbishment, stairs refit, attic stairs ladders, and floor laying
Windows, doors and frames, and stairs and staircases
Built-in units, fitted wardrobes, furniture refurbishment and restoration, period furniture, bedroom furniture, lounge furniture, and tables and chairs
Home office furniture and commercial office furniture
General building services:
Attic conversions, bathroom ensuite refurbishments, commercial maintenance solutions, extensions, and plumbing tiling
|ADDRESS||Unit 23, Ballincollig Commercial Park, Link Road, Ballincollig, Co. Cork|
|CONTACT DETAILS||021-4873778 |
|OPERATING HOURS||9:00 am to 6:00 pm (Monday – Friday)|
If you’re looking for an extensive list of woodwork and carpentry services, you’ll find it in Carpentry Joinery Cork. It’s handled by Jonathan Evans, a carpenter and joiner with more than 27 years of experience.
A member of the National Guild of Master Craftsmen, he has experience with a wide range of carpentry and joinery projects such as cabinetry furniture, fitted wardrobes, bedroom furniture, and bespoke tables and chairs, among others.
Moreover, we also recommend Jonathan Evans if you’re particularly after period furniture. In whatever height, style, and finish suited for your budget, you can commission him to come up with period furniture that’s wall-mounted, fitted, or free standing.
Jonathan Evans can also tailor his services for his clients’ needs such as height requirements and issues concerning mobility for clients on wheelchairs.
He also ensures his customers get the best materials through his trading links with suppliers and manufacturers across Ireland and Europe.
Below are some comments from Jonathan Evans’s clients:
“We have engaged Jonathan Evans on a number of projects over the years and have found that his approach to each project is highly professional and his attention to detail is second to none. Samples of the works completed can be seen in the photos and videos on Jonathan’s website. If you have any Carpentry or Joinery work in the Ballincollig Cork area we would highly recommend Jonathan Evans Carpentry Joinery as an excellent craftsman.” -Martin & Carol Kiely
“From our initial meeting with Jonathan right through until the end of our project we were very pleased with everything. We would highly recommend Jonathan Evans carpentry.” -Adrian & Amelia
2. GMC Carpentry
|SERVICES||Attic conversions, roofing, doors and floors, Velux windows, wardrobes, gates, stairs, and timber decking|
|CONTACT DETAILS||086 203 0827 |
|OPERATING HOURS||8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Monday – Friday)|
Although based in Ballincollig, GMC Carpentry renders its services to most areas of Cork county and the wider Munster area. Aside from their wide service coverage, we recommend them for your wood storage and gate needs.
They can give you built-in or walk-in wardrobes as well as shelving systems designed to maximise your space according to your requirements.
And if you want to secure your home in an aesthetic way at the same time, they can provide you with gates created using hardwood or softwood pressure treated timber which can endure the toughest outdoor conditions.
Moreover, automation systems are available for all their gates, something that’s especially convenient for car owners.
Take a look at some great sentiments from their customers:
“GMC converted our attic in November 2020. It was an excellent job, the guys were neat, punctual and respectful of the household throughout the build. Garret was brilliant and navigated the whole build from start to finish. Thank you to him and his crew.” -John Reihill
“Garett and his great team converted our attic to a high standard. It was a pleasure to have them in the house, they were always on time and cleaned up each evening. Any questions, queries or changes were dealt with quickly and without a fuss. I would highly recommend GMC carpentry services. Great lads!” -Deirdre Deane
“Thanks GMC Carpentry for an excellent job. Would highly recommend this company. It was great dealing with Garret – great service from start to finish.” -Barbara Doyle Prestwich
3. Drumm Carpentry, Kitchens & Wardrobes
|SERVICES||Kitchens, wardrobes, and fitted furniture|
Carpentry, wooden flooring, and attic conversions
|ADDRESS||Killowen, Newmarket, Co. Cork, P51 PW72|
|CONTACT DETAILS||085-8864792 |
|OPERATING HOURS||9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Monday)|
9:00 am to 7:00 pm (Tuesday – Wednesday)
8:00 am to 7:00 pm (Thursday – Friday)
8:00 am to 3:00 pm (Saturday)
Drumm Carpentry, Kitchens and Wardrobes can cater to your home renovation needs with their wide array of carpentry and woodworking services.
What’s great about them is that if you need other housework done aside from carpentry and woodwork, they have their own plumbers, painters, electricians, and the like. Hence, this makes them a one-stop-shop for all types of home repair or renovation projects.
As experts in fitted kitchens and wardrobes, they’re another ideal choice if you want to revamp your kitchen or need a new wardrobe or storage area.
They offer their fitted kitchen designs not just in Cork but also in Limerick, Kerry, and Mallow. Meanwhile, their extensive list of wardrobe designs includes free-standing, walk-in, sliding door, and hinge-door wardrobes, among others.
Note that each part of their wardrobes is made by Drumm carpentry themselves—from premade doors to laminated panelling.
And if the carpentry or woodwork service you require is not their area of expertise, they still encourage clients to reach out to them as they can put them in contact with another professional.
See what their satisfied clients have to say about their service:
“Darren built a wardrobe unit for my daughters’ bedroom. His workmanship and professionalism at all stages of this project was A1. He arrived on time, returned phone calls, communicated well, and of course the work was of a very high finish. It is refreshing to find a tradesman who not only is excellent at their work, but also respects things such as timekeeping and calling when you say you will. In my experience this is rare. Thank you Drumm Carpentry . . I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.” -Brid Kenny
“Had a fantastic experience from Drumm Carpentry. Darren designed a very nice and bespoke wardrobe and dresser that made the best use of space in our bedroom. The quality was fantastic and the service was perfect. Would absolutely recommend and use again in the future.” -Brian Caul
4. D&K Carpentry
Skirting, door saddles, wardrobes, stairs, flooring, studded walls, bedrooms, architraves, shelving, handrails, cabinets, doors, and kitchens
Roofing, restoration, and attic conversions
|ADDRESS||Valley View, Fairhill, Cork|
|CONTACT DETAILS||021 6010221 |
|OPERATING HOURS||9:00 am to 6:00 pm (Monday – Friday)|
D&K Carpentry has almost two decades’ experience in the industry and can cater to both domestic and commercial clients nationwide.
Be it in a traditional or minimalistic style, they can provide you with a whole range of woodworking and carpentry services such as shelving, wardrobes, architraves, doors, and cabinets, and so on. And if you need other construction or repair work, they can contract other tradesmen such as plumbers, electricians, etc.
But aside from their wood expertise, we also recommend them for their restoration service with regard to Georgian or Victorian style buildings.
If you have one you’d like to see renovated, their team of wood experts can do so, all the while maintaining its historic elements and in accordance with government restoration guidelines.
What’s more, they also offer a broad list of roofing services such as roof repairs and maintenance, and even Velux window installation, among others.
5. JOS Construction
Garden sheds, garden furniture, treehouses, wooden playhouses, decking, stairs, and cedar cladding
Barn and garage conversions, granny flats, house, cottage, and bungalow extensions, and sunrooms
House and cottage renovations, office fit-out, and shopfitting
Parquet flooring, engineered wood flooring, laminate flooring, and hardwood flooring
Roof repairs, slate roofing, roof trusses, and flat roof extensions
Attic conversions, attic stairs, and attic flooring
|ADDRESS||Mourneabbey, Mallow, Co.Cork|
|CONTACT DETAILS||086 122 2637 |
|OPERATING HOURS||9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Monday to Friday)|
Woodworks and carpentry aren’t just for indoors—your garden and lawn can also benefit hugely from a variety of wood furniture. For this reason, JOS Construction is aptly on our list.
To enhance your outdoor space, you can tap into their carpentry and woodworking services which include treehouses, garden furniture, playhouses, garden sheds, etc.
Moreover, they pride themselves in having supplied the said woodworks to all the major towns in the county such as Mallow, Ballincollig, Fermoy, Carrigaline, and Carrigtwohill.
Meanwhile, JOS Construction also offers decking, staircases and bannisters, and cedar cladding of buildings.
What’s more, they also have an in-depth catalogue of house extension and renovation services, roofing, flooring, and more.
How to Choose the Right Woodworker
You can take note of the following tips to help you pick the right woodworker for your needs.
Woodworking and carpentry are broad trades. Hence, it’s important that you know your project needs to choose the right worker with the necessary expertise and experience.
For instance, if you need a new wardrobe or cabinet, find a carpenter that specialises in cabinetry furniture. Some carpenters may only work on doors, windows, flooring, and the like.
2. Samples of past work
A good woodworker should be able to show you samples of their completed projects. Take special note of projects that are similar to the ones you require.
Before any work begins, make sure to discuss with your prospective woodworker about warranties for their work. Moreover, it should be clear that he or she will take responsibility for any damages caused.
The disadvantage of hiring a skilled woodworker with a good reputation is that he or she may be always fully booked for other projects.
For this reason, don’t forget to ask questions like: When can you start on my project? How long can you complete the work? Will you be working on weekends?
Discuss with your woodworker who will acquire which materials before the start of the project. Learn if it can save you money by buying your own or letting them provide you with the materials needed.
You can also ask for samples of the materials they will be using for the job so you can see and touch them.
FAQs about the Best Woodworkers in Cork
And that ends our list featuring the best woodworkers in Cork! We hope we’ve helped you get a step closer to finding the right woodworker for whatever project you require.
If you think there are other great woodworkers in Cork that should have made it on our list, feel free to ring us up. We’ll check them out ASAP!
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