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Hi, I am a Carpenter

Who am I?

Do you want beautiful handmade wooden cabinets in your kitchen? Hire me! I am a Carpenter

I am a skilled craftsman who specializes in woodworking, making fixtures and furniture, and repairing various wooden works. I also work with construction crews to inspect, repair, install, modify, rebuild, construct, and maintain woodwork and other related structures.

What do I do?

I design, cut and build furniture using different types of wood and other materials. I do this onsite, in client’s homes or in a workshop. I also fabricate all sorts of wood construction. This includes entire frameworks of buildings that last a lifetime to custom kitchen and household furniture. In big construction projects, I am the go to person for building, erecting, installing, and repairing forms, structures, and other fixtures made from wood and other materials as needed. Though I am adept with my hands to build and install frameworks that last a lifetime, new technological innovations such as planers and wood moulder machines, have introduced high efficiency in the industry.

As carpenters, we now apply these technological innovations to guarantee more quality and precision, improve turnover time, introduce greater speed and flexibility and creating more opportunities for integration and customisation. We even use the smartphone and applications that provide project plans, design tools and others that focus on conversions, math and reference material!

So, you see, there is just so much fun for us!

Do you want to be one of us?

After acquiring a High school degree or the equivalent of a diploma, a successful completion of a carpentry apprenticeship program is required with training on woodworking and the machinery involved in carpentry. Many employers look for people that are enthusiastic, creative, willing to learn, follow instructions and have a demonstrated ability to operate hand, air, and power tools. To upskill yourself, trainings such as Forklift certification would be ideal. In booming economies where there is a lot of construction, one can also take up the scaffolding and working at heights awareness courses. Apart from the formal training, qualities expected of a carpenter include hard working, detail oriented and  deadline driven.  Strong customer service and communication skills are essential.

Room for career growth?

Carpentry is a great line of work to get into because it is versatile and flexible. There is always room for carpenter career progression! You can specialize in commercial carpentry working on building projects like hotels, office towers, schools, restaurants and retail developments or industrial carpentry building power plants, factories, mining infrastructure or bridges and tunnels or you spend your day framing interior and exterior walls, building staircases, decks and roofs for dwellings like houses, villas and units. As a carpenter, you can start your own business or train others. Maybe you are done with working with your hands? Then being promoted to a lead and senior carpenter, site supervisor or appointed a construction manager is another option for you.