Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Carpenter- Joiner


Is a person who works with wood. They can make cabinets, build houses, or do other things with wood.The work may involve manual labor and work outdoors.The word "carpenter" is the English rendering of the Old French wordcarpentier (become charpentier) which is derived from the Latin carpentrius [artifex], "(maker) of a carriage. The Middle English word (in the sense of "builder") was wright (from the Old English wryhta), which could be used in compound forms such as wheelwright or boatwright.
A trim carpenter specializes in molding and trim, such as door and windowcasings, mantels, baseboard, and other types of ornamental work. Cabinet installers may also be referred to as trim carpenters.

A cabinetmaker is a carpenter who does fine and detailed work, specializing in the making of cabinets made from wood, wardrobes, dressers, storage chests, and other furniture designed for storage.

A ship's carpenter specializes in shipbuilding, maintenance, and repair techniques and carpentry specific to nautical needs; usually the term refers to a carpenter who has a post on a specific ship.
Steel warships as well as wooden ones need ship's carpenters, especially for making emergency repairs in the case of battle or storm damage.
A scenic carpenter in film-making, TV, and the theater builds and dismantles temporary scenery and sets.

A framer is a carpenter that builds the skeletal structure or framework of buildings. Techniques include platform framing, balloon framing, or timberframing (which may be post-and-beam or mortise-and-tenon framing)

A joiner differs from a carpenter in that he or she cuts and fits joints in wood that do not use nails, usually in a workshop environment since the formation of the various joints generally requires non-portable machinery. A "joiner" would generaly produce items such as interior and exterior doors, windows, stairs, tables, bookshelves, etc.

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