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You might hire a carpenter to:

  • Repair a doorframe or other woodwork
  • Assist in the construction of a building

  • Build a cabinet, chair, or table
  • Restore detailing on banisters and other interior surfaces
Required skills and qualifications
Preferred skills and qualifications
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Knowledge of power tools and hand tools
Professional interpersonal skills
Ability to follow plans, blueprints, and sketches
Accurate and detail oriented
Strong verbal communication skills
Ability to work well under pressure
Standard carpentry knowledge
Willing to work in all environments
Good math and spatial skills