How to become a carpenter?

woodworking in IndiaSomeone who is good at tools, enjoy work that is both mentally and physically challenging, who is very creative, then carpenter as a career option is suits best.Although most carpenters learn their trade through a formal training, some learn on the job starting as a helper. May carpenter in India are self employed, while some work for contractors.Regarding work most of the carpenter depends either on referrals or they roam from city to city for search of work. As the market is unorganized its very hard to get work.

What are the tasks performed by a carpenter?

Carpentry is a skilled trade in which the primary work performed is the use of wood to construct items as large as buildings and as small as desk drawers. Some of the tasks of a carpenter are:

  • Wood work which includes tables,bookcase,cabinet,etc
  • Installing doors and windows
  • Framing out a house
  • Assembling of furniture
  • Cutting and shaping wood.
  • Building furniture and cabinets
  • Repairing and maintenance of various wood related materials.

So if you are creative, willing to work long hours and working with tolls interest you, then carpentry as a career option is the best.


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