A professional woodworker is known as a carpenter. They are skilled artisans who use many different tools and techniques to create functional works of art from wood.
Carpenters may specialize in specific types of woodworking such as framing, cabinetry, furniture making, or finish carpentry.
Framing carpenters typically work on the structural elements of a building, such as walls and floors.
Cabinetry carpenters focus primarily on creating custom cabinets and other storage solutions for kitchens and bathrooms.
Furniture makers build pieces ranging from chairs and tables to beds and armoires.
Finish carpenters may install moldings, trim, staircases, doors, windows, flooring, and more.
What makes someone a professional carpenter?
Carpenters must have knowledge of both traditional methods of construction as well as modern techniques that involve power tools such as routers, circular saws, and nail guns in order to complete projects with efficiency while maintaining quality craftsmanship.
In addition to knowledge of tools and materials, they also need to understand the basics of architecture and math in order to work accurately with measurements.
Professional carpenters have a deep respect for the craftsmanship involved in their trade – taking pride in their ability to take raw material into their hands and transform it into something beautiful that will last for years to come.