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Carpenters build and repair a vast array of structures made of wood, wood-substitutes and other materials. Many work for construction companies, contractors and maintenance departments while others are self-employed. Carpentry is a nationally designated trade under the Inter-provincial Red Seal program.
Carpenters assemble and erect forms for concrete, wood and metal frame construction and use plans and instruments to prepare for excavating and shoring. On smaller projects, they direct concrete placement, and install exterior and interior finish materials such as siding, doors, windows and cabinets.
Carpenters also install floor beams, lay sub-flooring, erect walls and roof systems, and fit and install trim items.
There are different specializations within the carpentry trade.
Rough Carpenters construct forms and assemble basic structures.
Framing Carpenters erect and sheath the frame of houses and other buildings as well as install windows.
Finishing Carpenters work on the final stages of construction, such as the installation of doors, moldings and stairs.
Broadly speaking, the construction industry is divided between residential and industrial-commercial-institutional projects, and carpentry duties vary between these two types of work.
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