Carpenters cut, fit and join a variety of wooden structures using a number of different materials, whereas joiners don't ever use metal fasteners, screws or nails, according to Eastwoods Carpentry. Although this is a subtle difference, and many of the skills required by carpenters and joiners are the same, they often work on different projects based on their specific career.Continue Reading
Both joiners and carpenters are considered practitioners of carpentry. Many of the skills required for either one of these careers can oftentimes be generalized into the other. However, both of these trades also have a unique set of required skills. Because joiners do not use metal fasteners, screws or nails, they can't take on certain types of projects and are a better fit for other types of projects.
Joiners often work on creating windows, interior and exterior doors, bookcases, and stairs, because all of these structures can function without metal attachments. This work is usually done away from the final location of the project because joiners' equipment is not portable and typically needs to be housed at a workshop. By contrast, carpenters generally use portable equipment and can work on location for their projects. Because of this, carpenters are often tasked with the installation of furniture and structures created by joiners in addition to woodworking that utilizes metal attachments.Learn more about Carpentry
To replace a porch column, raise the roof with a jack; remove any trim, screws, nails and brackets from the column; tap the bottom of the column with a hammer; remove the old column from the porch; measure it; cut the new column to match; and install it. The project should take less than two hours.Full Answer >
Drywall installation techniques involve measuring and cutting panels before mounting them with screws or nails. Sheet layout is important when installing drywall because the location of the seams will affect joint strength. Hanging drywall requires only a few special tools and experience with general carpentry projects.Full Answer >
Check for under driven screws and nails by sliding a 6-inch drywall knife across them. Any fastener left protruding will cause a telltale metallic click. Use a Phillips screwdriver to drive in any protruding screw. Create a pocket for the drywall compound by leaving a 1/8-inch gap along each flange. The pocket makes it easier to run the taping knife along the bead and helps to avoid hitting nail heads or scraping against the flanges.Full Answer >
Plank board siding is installed using nails or screws. An air-powered nail gun can speed up the process substantially. First, a small spacer strip is attached at the lowest point the siding is to be installed at. The bottom of the first plank is lined up with this spacer strip. Nails or screws are used to attach the top of the plank.Full Answer >