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General Carpentry


Not all carpenters are assigned the same tasks. A carpenter's responsibilites vary depending on the size of the job and the carpenter's experience level. Carpenters use blueprints or instructions from their foreman to do the layout, which involves measuring and marking lumber and other materials. They cut and shape wood, plastic, drywall or fiberglass using tools such as saws, sanders, drills and chisels. The building is constructed by joining the materials with fasteners such as nails, screws, adhesives or staples. Fasteners are often considered the most important part of construction, since they hold the building together. Carpenters check their work by using levels, rules, framing squares and surveying equipment to make sure the building is level and done accurately. AT DURAN CONSTRUCTION, WE DO JUST THAT IN A RESPONSIBLE AND TIMELY FASHION.


Some of the basic skills and knowledge a good carpenter should have: Knowledge of residential construction and remodeling trades, practices, procedures, techniques, tools and equipment, materials, specifications, quality control, cost control, and safety. Proficient at the following tasks: stain-grade trim work, hang doors, drill and set door hardware, set windows, layout for stairs and common rafters, read blueprints, utilize appropriate math skills. Able to read blueprints. Mathematical skills and analytical skills necessary to do material estimates.

Interpersonal and Communications Skills: Able to understand verbal and written instructions.. Adept at establishing relationships with all parties involved in the construction process that facilitate harmonious working relationships during project, and permit prompt resolution of problems and conflicts as they occur.


Organizational Skills: Able to organize assigned tasks, for completion alone or with help. Able to complete and fulfill paperwork required for personal time sheets in a timely manner.

Problem Solving 
Able to envision all steps in assigned tasks.