How to get minor carpentry repairs done to my house?

I am a new house owner (a condo convert) and I have 1910 Craftsmen in Seattle. Some of the timbers on the railings on the front porch are starting to rot. They are custom pieces of wood - not something I'd be able to pick up from Home Depot.
I was wondering what sort of tradesman to contact to get them replaced? Any personal recommendations would be even better.
Any help for this rookie greatly appreciated.
Ian.
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Try Craigslist http://seattle.craigslist.org/sks /
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You need a carpenter or knowledgeable handyman. Go to the nearest lumberyard. Ask around. At many of the lumberyards, they have a spot for the tradesmen that buy from the to place their business cards. Take down the names of a couple and give them a call. You may even run into one while there picking up his material for a job he is doing now and you can ask if it is something that he can do.
Recommendations from neighbors also works. .
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snipped-for-privacy@real.com wrote in

I just had some work done in my 1903 house. I searched the yellow pages and internet for "millwork", "woodwork", and "carpentry" and found a company in my area that did custom jobs. They already had the profile of my casings and, with it being a custom run, I had to order a minimum of 40', but that was not a problem. They did not have a profile that matched my 7.5" baseboard, so I gave them a sample and they were able to reproduce it beautifully. Finally, I asked them for recommendations for installers, and they gave me the name of a local guy, who ended up installing everything and doing a fantastic job.
Good luck, Dee
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