Carpenters work through out the day curving and polishing furnitures using their hands. If one has experience and is an established carpenter then he can opt for the utilization of various machines for their work. They fold, cut, curve, and polish wooden structures and furnitures.
The work of a carpenter can be divided in to two types, Rough Carpentry and Finish Carpentry. Roush carpentry deals with outdoor work related to building, construction, curving of structures and buildings. They build scaffolding, houses and makes forms which can be to be filled with concrete. Forms are uses for house foundation, bridges, buildings, pillars that are to be filled with concrete. Finish carpentry deals with interior designing, making wooden window pans, doors, hardwood floors, polishing wooden hardwood floors etc .
Some carpenters work in theatres or television studios, some in organizing parties. There are many carpenters who work on contract basis for contractors’ in large construction sites or in wooden mills. If one has gained experience and is confident then he can open his own private mill or furniture house and so setting up a small business.
A high school diploma is a must with simple arithmetic skills. He should have a good hand in architecture and mechanical drawing. Since, carpentry is a hard physical job so , it is mandatory any particular one must be atleast seventeen years old and must have a good health insurance and must be fit to work atleast 15 hours at a time. An apprenticeship program is of generally three or four years. It comprises of about eight thousand hours of on-the-job working out and atleast 144 hours of classroom lessons per year. In the curriculum, apprentices are taught about common framing systems, structural design, studying blueprints, and curving simple layouts. On-job-training includes carpentry skills with various furnitures and structures.
Carpenters can also have another four years training for working as a contractor or for trade related works. They are then left with ample chance to work either as a rough carpenter, a finish carpenter, opening a small firm or business or working as a contractor. As they gain experience, they become supervisor of a construction site and eventually become a superintendent after becoming highly skilled. It is estimated that very nearly one-third of the carpenters have their own business.
Generally speaking, a carpenter can easily earn $16. 90 per hour. If one joins an Union hen the payment is further higher. Union benefits may include pension plans, hospitalization, paid holidays etc