Carpenters

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Also known as:  Beam Builder, Building Carpenter, Construction Carpenter, Counter Installer, Custom Wood Stair Builder, Finish Carpenter, Hardwood Floor Installer, House Carpenter, Wood Floor Layer

ABOUT CARPENTER CAREERS

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Anyone who enjoys working with wood or making things should consider a career in carpentry. Most people know the role carpenters play in building houses - cutting, shaping and fastening wood and other construction materials. But carpenters also perform a wide variety of tasks in other locations, suc ...
h as installing rafters, joists, windows, and subflooring in office buildings.

Some particularly skilled individuals set hardwood floors, build custom kitchen cabinets, and make and install decorative trim. Others specialize in restoration and repair - whether for a 20 year-old house or a 200 year-old piece of history.

Time, physical strength, and the ability to work with your hands are essential to master this trade. Math skills and a willingness to work in all kinds of weather are important - but there always seems to be work for a good carpenter, whether as part of a construction crew or as a self-employed handyperson.
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Construct, erect, install, or repair structures and fixtures made of wood, such as concrete forms; building frameworks, including partitions, joists, studding, and rafters; and wood stairways, window and door frames, and hardwood floors. May also install cabinets, siding, drywall and batt or roll insulation. Includes brattice builders who build doors or brattices (ventilation walls or partitions) in underground passageways.
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