Graphical Construction Glossary >> Woodwork. >> Carpentry
Above is an example of the carpenters art and skill. Built by master carpenter Hugh Herland for Richard the third of England around 1395.
The range that the trade covers is large. The skills that have been passed down through generations are still required by modern carpenters. The materials may be different, for example fixing vinyl siding to steel frames is still done by carpenters. The same background of knowing how to set out the work, cut the material and fix it is the same,
The modern journeyman carpenter may have to own dozens of power tools to remain competetive. He has a wide range of materials to work with rather than just timber alone.
Masons, blocklayers and bricklayers build a lot of walls but most times when they get a job out of the ordinary they call on the carpenter to help them out.
Formwork is the main example of the tempory work that carpenters do and centering, propping, shoring, temporary bracing some types of scaffolding are some of the others. The work is nescessary for the construction but not seen in the end result.
Above is a detail of a modern pergola or deck roof built to the age old designs used in Java, Indonesia. Practical carpentry with a touch of flair.
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