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Cost of joinery

Last updated: 13th Jun 2019

The average cost of joinery services is $55/hr. The price of this service usually changes from job to job, and it ranges from $50/hr to $62/hr.

Where does this pricing data come from?

All prices stated in the above article are based on FY 2016 pricing data compiled by The figures resulted from a comprehensive analysis of quotes submitted by Joiners on the site from July 2015 to July 2016.

Joinery prices from real customers

Gavin from NSW
He hired a joiner to build three custom cabinets, one benchtop, and one study desk for his home in Mosman.
TOTAL COST: $21,675.50
Kieren from Qld
He needed a wall-hung vanity, a light pelmet, and a storage cabinet built for the bathroom of his house in Albion. The job also involved constructing a U-shaped kitchen with a Caesarstone benchtop.
TOTAL COST: $14,650.60
Yogesh from Vic
He needed a joiner to build storage cabinets for the walk-in wardrobes of two bedrooms in his home in Craigieburn.
TOTAL COST: $2,860

Costs of common joinery jobs

Joinery Task Typical Quoted Prices
Build a kitchen cabinet $2,000
Refurbish an old bedroom wardrobe $900
Repair a water-damaged cabinet $500
Cabinet modification $650
Build a bar for a game room $870
Replace bathroom and kitchen cupboard doors $2,400

Know what can affect the cost of your job

If you’re looking to get joinery built for your home or commercial space, you can prepare a proper budget by taking note of the factors that joiners consider when quoting.


Not only do large items take longer to build, they also use up more material. This affects cost because joiners usually charge hourly rates for their services, and they’re also likely to add the cost of materials to the total price of your job.


Joiners can work with all types of wood, and they all differ in durability, look, and price. Plywood and pine are the most affordable options, but they tend to bend easily. You can choose these materials if you’re not planning to put anything heavy on the item. Meanwhile, oak, cherry wood, and mahogany are some of the more expensive woods. They’re highly durable and also very beautiful to look at.


The complexity of your design plays a part in how much your job will cost. While a small and simple bathroom vanity might not be that expensive, the story is different for other joinery items. Expect to shell out a lot of money for projects such as kitchen cabinets and cupboards with intricate patterns and details.

Rates vary depending on your location

In South Australia, joiners charge around $50/hr for their services. Meanwhile, joinery services in New South Wales have an average price of $55/hr. The same service costs approximately $60/hr in Victoria.

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Pricing information correct as at August 2016.

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