Carpenters are engaged in a variety of different kinds of construction from making kitchen cabinets to building highways. They build, install, and repair fixtures and structures made from wood and a variety of other materials. Most tasks involve the same fundamental steps such as working with instructions or blueprints and creating the layout of the projects.
- They measure, mark, and organize materials according to the required codes for building.
- They also cut and shape materials using a variety of different tools.
- They then join the materials and complete a final check to make sure the work is accurate and if necessary they make adjustments.
Some carpenters complete a variety of different tasks and others focus on one or two. Since carpenters are highly trained they can usually switch from a variety of different construction projects with no problems.