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A workplace or office of carpenters that work with timber to construct, install and maintain buildings, furniture, and other objects. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Woodworking
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A workplace or office of carpenters that work with timber to construct, install and maintain buildings, furniture, and other objects.

Also see craft=joiner for joiners, craft=cabinet_maker for cabinet makers, and craft=luthier for luthiers.

Additional details

To show more clear what kind of carpenters this is, you can use the carpenter=* tag:

  • carpenter=joiner or carpenter:joiner=yes or craft=joiner - A joiner is a carpenter who does finish carpentry; that is, cabinetry, furniture making, fine woodworking, model building, instrument making, parquetry, joinery, or other carpentry where exact joints and minimal margins of error are important. Some large-scale construction may be of an exactitude and artistry that it is classed as finish carpentry. Note: consider using craft=joiner instead - this tag is much more common
  • carpenter=trim or carpenter:trim=yes - A trim carpenter specializes in molding and trim, such as door and window casings, mantels, baseboard, and other types of ornamental work. Cabinet installers may also be referred to as trim carpenters. Note: consider using craft=joiner instead
  • carpenter=framer or carpenter:framer=yes - A framer is a carpenter that builds the skeletal structure or framework of buildings. Techniques include platform framing, balloon framing, or timber framing (which may be post-and-beam or mortise-and-tenon framing).
  • carpenter=luthier - see the more common tag craft=luthier - A luthier is someone who makes or repairs stringed instruments. The word luthier comes from the French word for lute, "luth".
  • carpenter=formwork - A formwork carpenter creates the shuttering and falsework used in concrete construction. Note: this work is - at least in some countries like Germany - mostly done by concrete workers

Proposed, but unused

  • carpenter=temple (Proposed - not yet used) - Miya-daiku (Temple carpenter) performs the works of both architect and builder of shrine and temple (in japan)
  • carpenter=ship (Proposed but unused) - A ship's carpenter specializes in shipbuilding, maintenance, and repair techniques (see also shipwright) and carpentry specific to nautical needs; usually the term refers to a carpenter who has a post on a specific ship.
  • carpenter=scenic (proposed, but unused) - A scenic carpenter in film-making, TV, and the theater builds and dismantles temporary scenery and sets. Note: Often this work is done by background artist, scene painters and scene sculptors.

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