A carpenter is a professional skilled in woodworking and specializes in various kinds of woodwork projects. They are experts in making cabinets, buildings and crafting furniture or items out of wood. They are in high demand for commercial as well as residential projects, and can handle various things, such as flooring, roofing or framework construction as well as home remodelling or renovation. There are different types of carpenters within the carpentry industry. They are categorised on the basis of the type of project they handle, their experience level and the branch of carpentry they specialize in.
Following are the different types of carpenter associated with the carpentry industry:
Rough Carpentry Professionals
Rough carpentry professionals’ work on a variety of woodworking tasks associated to roofing, framing, structural construction works etc. The tasks associated to this type of carpentry service include:
- Pre-construction work, such as sizing, scaffolding, bracing and framework preparation
- Creating roof trusses, walls, partitions, floor, insulation, frames etc.
- Decoding construction blueprints, structural dimensions, distance and material measurement etc. for all big construction projects
- Understanding metal and wood assembling essential for framework building
- Understanding the kinds of damage that may impact various wood categories, including rots or decays
- Fabricating parts with the help of metalworking and woodworking equipment, building support structures, digging post holes etc.
- Cutting a number of wood products, realizing the varied requirements while cutting varied surfaces
Finish Carpentry professionals
They work on the image, appearance and overall style of a completed project, whether it comes to a big construction project or a smaller home renovation project. They are related to the finished product of their service. The various jobs within finish carpentry are-
- Drywall detailing
- Interior trimming
- Complex woodwork projects
Generally, it is more expensive to hire a Finish carpenter, but the work provided by them can make you oversee the expense. Usually, they come with a lot of skills and experience and can offer more artistic and clearer finish to your woodworking project. Thus, they can handle woodworking projects where the work has to be more accurate – such as:
- Instrument making
- Model building
- Fine woodworking
- Furniture making
Trim Carpentry professionals
They specialise in trim and moulding such as baseboards, mantels, window and door casings and other forms of decorative projects. Trim carpenter is often the name given to Cabinet installers.
This kind of carpenter is capable of more detailed and fine work, and specializes in the creation of storage furniture made out of wood such as:
- Storage chests
Ship’s carpentry professionals
They specialize in the construction, repair and maintenance of ships, and carpentry that is particular to nautical requirements. The term generally applies to a carpentry expert having a post on a particular ship. Wooden as well as Steel warships require these types of carpentry professionals, particularly for making any urgent repair – as in case of storm or battle damages.
Such carpenters can construct building framework or skeletal structure. The techniques include:
- Timber framing
- Balloon framing or
- Platform framing
The timber-framing could be mortise-and-tenon or post-and-beam framing.
Such professionals are involved with repairing or making stringed instruments, and their name comes from “luth”, a French term that stands for “lute”.
Formwork carpentry professionals
They are involved in making the false work and shuttering used for making concrete projects.
Temple carpentry professionals
Temple carpenter or “Miya-daiku”, as referred to in Japan, work both as builders and architects of temples and shrines.
Green carpentry professionals
They are basically involved in making sustainable, energy-saving and eco-friendly sources of construction materials for building projects. They use high quality materials that are environmentally sustainable and can ensure ‘Green’ projects. They are aware of the environmental hazards and uses materials that don’t affect nature.
Scenic carpentry professionals
This type of carpentry professional is in demand in theatre, TV and film sets for constructing and dismantling temporary sets and sceneries out of wood materials.
Carpentry is a noble profession and it requires enough skill and dedication to be one. Carpenters are the builders of our dreams. They give a shape and structure to our dream houses through their hard work and efficiency.