All About Carpentry
We all know who a carpenter is. He is a skilled crafts person who performs carpentry. They work with wood to construct, install and maintain buildings, furniture and other objects. The work involves a lot of manual labor and may also involve working outdoors.
There is no any specific study to be a carpenter; this can be gained through experience and study. If one has the required skills, then it is easy for the person to get started with this profession as all it requires is basic skill and with experience one can become a better carpenter. In some countries, it is easy to be in this profession but in countries like Germany, Japan and Canada there are strict standards.
In British and Australian slang, a carpenter is sometimes referred to as a "chippie". Usually you will find men taking up this profession. This is considered to be the fourth most male-dominated occupation with 98.5% of men being in this profession. There are different types of carpenters such as the finish carpenter, trim carpenter, cabinet maker, ship’s carpenter, scenic carpenter, framer etc.
A finish carpenter is also called a joiner who makes cabinetry, furniture, fine woodworking, model building, parquetry, joinery, instrument making, or other carpentry where exact joints and minimal margins of error are important. Some large-scale construction may be of an accuracy and artistry that it is classed as finish carpenter.
The other kind is the trim carpenter. The trim carpenters are the people who mould and trim doors, window chasings, mantels, baseboards and also handle other kind of ornamental work. Cabinet installers can also be considered as trim carpenters.
The third kind of carpenter is the cabinet maker who handles the fine and detailed work. They specialize in making cabinets which are made of wood such as the wardrobes, storage chests, dressers, and other furniture designed for storage.
The fourth kind of carpenter is the ship carpenter who specializes in shipbuilding, repairing technique in the maintenance and all kinds of nautical needs. The ship carpenter is the term that is usually refers to the post on a specific ship. Steel warships and wooden ship's need ship carpenters, especially when there are some emergency repairs to be done such as during the battle or damaged by storm.
The fifth kind of carpenter is the scenic carpenter who manages the film-making, TV, the theater and bulbs. The job also include dismantling temporary scenery and sets.
The sixth type of carpenter is the person who builds the skeletal structure or framework of buildings. This includes balloon framing, timber framing (which may be post-and-beam or mortise-and-tenon framing) and platform framing.
There are many other kinds of carpenters with specialization in their particular areas such as the luthier who makes and repairs stringed instruments. The formwork carpenter is the person who creates the shuttering and false work used in the construction of concrete.
Hence there are many kinds of works. Depending on the kind of work you want to get it done, having the right skill is crucial to ensure that the work is done professionally.