Coopers build barrels and related products made of segments of wood, like wooden buckets. They shape the wood, fit hoops around them, and shape the barrel to hold the product, which contemporarily is usually premium alcoholic beverages.

Alternative label

  • master barrel builder

  • barrel constuctor

  • master cooper

  • wooden barrel constuctor

  • barrel assembler

  • wooden barrel assembler

  • wooden barrel builder

  • wooden barrel maker

  • barrel maker

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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