I Am a Carpenter

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 30 People

    3rd Year Apprentice

    In short, it's a tough trade to be in. I'm not one of those lazy "handymen" that do residential jobs, I do it commercially for my dads construction company. We mostly specialize in form work (foundations, giant walls, stairs, etc.) but since my dad is a general contractor, we do...
    AnotherTry AnotherTry
    22-25, M
    Apr 13, 2011

    Now I'm In the Office, But Things Sure Were Simpler Then, and a Lot of Fun

    I had my apprenticeship in the union, and a couple years one-on-one with an old-world-ish master doing everything from furniture /cabinetry, to framing exposed beam structures. I've worked high-rise, tilt-up, and all sorts of other commercial projects. I've seen really bad...
    freezio freezio
    31-35, M
    Nov 10, 2007

    Well I Try To Be

    thank god for duct tape its saved my on several projects
    wotaloser wotaloser
    36-40, M
    1 Response Sep 3, 2011

    Hey, Anyone Here Make... Cabinets?

    Has anyone made any cabinets like myself lately? Try not to be vain. Did anyone make ME?
    cabinet cabinet
    Sep 10, 2008

    Combat Carpenter

    I am a former civilian contractor for the Army. I built and maintained Forward Operating Bases, mainly for the Green Berets. That was an amazing job! I would still be doing it today, but I got hurt while in Afghanistan. I'm now taking Construction Inspection Technology at San...
    suddenlysober suddenlysober
    36-40, M
    1 Response Oct 15, 2009

    Use A Saw

    Use a saw,Can indeed,Took some trainin',What may I say,A carpenter at last,Now,For the next tool!
    storywriter2 storywriter2
    Jul 30, 2012
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