Carpenters cut, shape and assemble wooden elements for the construction of buildings and other structures. They also use materials such as plastic and metal in their creations. Carpenters create the wooden frames to support wood framed buildings.

Alternative label

  • craftsman carpenter

  • commercial carpenter

  • heritage carpentry

  • craft carpenter

  • joiner

  • woodworker

  • carpentry framer

  • frame-maker

  • joiner supervisor

  • joinery worker

  • timber worker

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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