Day in the life of
Carpenter – Sunny Wood
A Cabinetmaker carpenter and a Benchmaker carpenter are very similar to each other. You can say both professionals are the same. So, the person who cut, shape, and assemble wooden articles and setting up by using or applying woodworking machines (e.g. power saw, wood grill machine, nail gun, jointer, and mortises to surface) and hand tools (e.g. hand saw, claw hammer, moisture meter, chisel, level, screwdriver, layout square, and wood planer). But the most important tools are the measuring tape and a pencil. In my experience, these two tools are the backbone of your project. They both also verify dimensions and check the wood quality or fit together wood pieces to ensure that the object will be reliable.
A Carpenter’s daily task changes every day due to fast-changing society ideas and demands in furniture and house extension desires. Carpenters face new challenges in every project. But every project starts with a measuring tape and a pencil. I draw my project roughly on a page or blueprint. Then measure the wood boards and pieces, cut them according to my drawing or idea, apply tools and join them and finish up with customers’ desirable product or own desire.
As a carpenter some of my key responsibilities are:
- Select the right place. Always select the right place for your project because wood is the only article that is affected by weather, temperature, moisture, insects, and fungus. If you ignore this, you may waste your efforts because the project will not be reliable.
- Measure the place of the object. If you are not measuring the place you will definitely face fixing space problems in the end and your all efforts and budget will be wasted.
- Place my idea on the page. After getting an idea and measuring the place I’ll paste my all plans and structure on the page by which I will prepare myself for every phase I write down what I need and draw objects according to measurable shelves, cabinets doors, counter sides, Formica, etc.
- Keep in mind the budget and quality of the product and ensure the estimated amount. Basically, money is everything so I will prepare my project according to my budget and keep in mind that your estimated amount will always exceed your budgeting line.
- Wood quality matters a lot. Get quality wood and dry wood because if you don’t use dry wood, the wood will mold with time because the wood gets dry and changes its shape and fixing.
- Buy all the stuff like wooden pieces, wood boards, tools, and other materials. Here is the start of the journey where you will get all the stuff like wooden sheets, Formika, edge strips, handles, drawer slides, cabinets doors hinges, glue, dowels, nails, screws, or clamp.
- You must have a working table for working and cutting the pieces. A working table always supports you like a partner it will help you in cutting and fixing and many other ways so my recommendation is it is a must-have because without a table you will face many hurdles and your project will not be finished properly.
- Cut the pieces, plan their edges, mold as needed, assemble them according to plan with the help of a planer, chisels, apply glue and use a claw hammer or nail gun for nails. At this phase, your tools are your companion, cut all the pieces according to your requirements, and assemble them by applying your tools. This is a very important part of your project there is no excuse for any mistake because wrong sizing makes your plan waste as well as time and money.
- Match materials for color, grain, or texture, giving attention to knots or other features of the wood. A mistake will ruin your efforts and a mismatch of grain or texture looks so bad and you can never cover it with anything. Use matching material like edges strips, door handles, wood color, and pieces. This is a very important part because it’s your finishing up that determines the look. Attach parts or subassemblies together to form completed units, using glue, dowels, nails, screws, or clamps.
- Set up or operate machines, including power saws, jointers, mortisers, tenoners, molders, or shapers, to cut, mold, or shape woodstock or wood substitutes.
- There are lesser cons than pros. In my opinion, the first con is asthma, and lung problems in this professional lungs are damaging due to wood sand.
- If you are not using your tools properly and attentive you will face serious injuries. Many carpenters lose their lives when they lose attention and disable too. My father got into an accident where he lost his hand in a power saw.
- While using tools your neighbors are disturbing due to the noise of tools so you will get complaints from them.
- Every skill is beneficial for a person and society. A carpenter’s skills are great to know because I’m able to create cabinets and other wooden stuff for my home and it’s an unmatchable feeling for me to present it to guests.
- The construction industry is growing very rapidly so in this field there are many easy jobs and more money.
- There is not a basic need for an outlet or any other fixed place where you can do your job.
- As a learner in this field, I’m learning a lot and still learning because society is changing and their tastes too so every day is a learning day.
- After your first client, you will get more clients more easily but your work must be excellent.
- Usually, for a carpenter, there is no need for any special degree. You will start with your skills, not on educational support.
- You can work alone on regular projects without any need for helpers.
Cabinetmakers And Bench Carpenters
cut, shape, and assemble wooden articles or set up and operate a variety of woodworking machines, such as power saws, jointers, and mortisers to surface, cut, or shape lumber or to fabricate parts for wood products.