What is a Rough Carpenter?
Job of the Month- Rough Carpenter
If you didn’t realize there was more than one type of carpenter, you’re not alone. We often get asked, what’s different about a Rough Carpenter and a regular Carpenter? Good question! Let us explain it to you.
Rough Carpenters on the other hand, build rough wooden structures, such as concrete forms, scaffolds, tunnel, bridge, or sewer supports, billboard signs, and temporary frame shelters, according to sketches, blueprints, or oral instructions. They are also experts at building temporary structures in order to hold up worksite spaces.
- Measure materials or distances, using square, measuring tape, or rule to lay out work.
- Study blueprints and diagrams to determine dimensions of structure or form to be constructed.
- Cut or saw boards, timbers, or plywood to required size, using handsaw, power saw, or woodworking machine.
- Mark cutting lines on materials, using pencil and scriber.