Rawlinson Carpentry

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Toronto ON M5P 2K6
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10/10

deck and much more

I recently completed my 5th project with Thomas Rawlinson of Rawlinson Carpentry. The first was a " porch over " built @ 4 years ago. Thomas ( and his talented assistant, Tom ) built a stunning wooden porch over the old crumbling concrete one. To this day, it's still as solid and gorgeous as ever. Fast forward to the Spring/Fall- 2021. My twenty -five year old back deck ( 20 x 13 feet ) had caved/bowed in over the years and most of the wood was rotted. It had to be replaced/restored asap. I didn't think twice about contacting Rawlinson Carpentry . Thomas' fair estimate, honesty and stellar workmanship from the " porch over " ( with even a few freebies thrown in ) made it easy to call on him again. As well , I appreciate the honest views and input from Tom- There is a real team feel to their projects which is nice to see. I also appreciate both of their creative eyes- Thomas is really good at visualizing the best way to utilize a space in the most attractive way possible. (He does this while also trying to save cost throughout- bonus !). So, to make a long story short ,the deck had to be rebuilt. The end result was a solid and stunning structure complete with sturdy privacy lattice and front railings. In fact , it looked so good I booked Thomas and Tom to come back and build a decorative pergola on one side . It is so lovely , people always choose that area to hang out in. Thomas' artistic suggestions and quality workmanship once again paid off. Everything looked so good, that the broken chain link gate beside it became a distraction. So I bit the bullet and booked Thomas to rip out the gate. In its place, he and Tom built a unique gateway complete with decorative arbour for my vines to travel across. ( love the custom vibe, Tom!). As the gateway was underway, I told Thomas I had one more wish- Was there anything that could be done about my massive rotting shed which had been ravaged by coons ? A new shed was pricey, he said. But , for a reasonable price, he could clad it with board and batten.So what I thought would be a repair turned into what looks like a new cabin in the woods - .stunning--.What's most remarkable is that the shed was tilting because the Norway maple roots had been slowly elevating the concrete base over the years. So, when Thomas clad the shed ( after some freebie repairs first , how nice is that ? ), he levelled everything so meticulously that now my shed looks straight.- magic ! So thanks Thomas and Tom for all of your hard work on these projects. You are great people to do business with, for so many reasons.
See you in the spring for a new fence to complete the transformation ...LOL.

Approximate cost of services:
$16,000.00
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Thanks a ton for this shiny and new review Chris of yes all the projects there we now have completed together! And yes we have a great history now and your home has come a long way! And at each job, you've been a splendid host like all our great clients so we thank for that also! Do enjoy it all and yes we look forward to the final phase item, the back new fence, in Spring of 2022 we're hoping! All the very best until then from us both!