Carpenters cut and shape building materials such as wood, steel, or plaster to construct, install, or repair structures. On residential and commercial projects, carpenters may install framing, insulation, roofing, drywall, and flooring. In residential construction, they may also have to do more intricate work such as trim detail and cabinetry. On the other hand, building and installing concrete formwork and bracing are typical projects for industrial carpenters.
What carpenters do
Where carpenters work
- Residential construction
- Commercial construction
- Building finishing contractors
https://www.bls.gov/ooh/construction-and-extraction/carpenters.htm visited 10.13.2020.
Weather can impact construction timelines.
Schedule may include some:
What it takes to become a carpenter
- High school diploma or equivalent
- On the job training
- Specialized training
- Two-year trade or vocational school (online programs available)
- Detail oriented
- Critical thinking
- Physical strength
- Communication skills
- Customer service skills
- Team player