Carpentry is a skilled trade in which the primary work performed is the cutting shaping and installation of building materials during the construction of buildings ships timber bridges concrete formwork etc. Carpenters traditionally worked with natural wood and did the rougher work such as framing but today many other materials are also used and sometimes the finer trades of cabinetmaking and furniture building are considered carpentry.
Carpenters are usually the first tradesmen on a job and the last to leave. now this old fashioned carpentry is called timber framing. Carpenters learn this trade by being employed through an apprenticeship training and qualify by successfully completing that department of labour competency test. It is also common that the skill can be learnt by gaining work experience other than a formal training program which may be the case in many places.