A carpenter can be hired by a builder or contractor for doing any of the works listed above. This work can also be done by the homeowner if he’s interested in getting the work and design according to his thoughts and views. It’s the best option for those people who don’t like to have work done by others, they like to have their own custom designs. So, if you are this kind of person you can hire yourself a finish carpenter and tell him/her your desired design and color combination. He will do everything according to your guidance. Average carpenters ear less than finish carpenters. Finish carpenters earn more than 20$ per hour according to the labor department.