Heritage Carpenter Description
Heritage carpenters combine traditional carpentry techniques with contemporary skills to restore old buildings to their original beauty, construct new buildings using the combined styles, and develop unique renovation projects.
Heritage Carpenter Core Task and Skills Required
Heritage carpenters are trained in modern and traditional carpentry techniques. They use their combined skills to reconstruct, renovate, preserve, and revitalize heritage homes and buildings. A Heritage Carpenter is a skilled professional who is trained in both traditional and modern carpentry techniques. Heritage carpenters use both techniques to restore old buildings and build new ones while maintaining the integrity of the project. They work on commercial and residential projects.
- Wood working skills
- Building and installing timber frames
- Window and door repair
- Traditional joinery
- Restoration techniques
- Architectural millwork
- Building and installing staircases
- Measuring and cutting wood
- Strong mathematical skills – must be able to work with numbers and analyze technical drawings and blueprints
- Fine motor skills
- Report writing, paperwork
- Use hand and power tools
- Communication skills
- Customer service skills
- Driver’s license
- Read blueprints and building plans
Heritage Carpenter Salary
On average, a Heritage Carpenters entry level salary can range between 18.00-$30.00 per hour depending on the type of company and work.
Heritage Carpenter Training
Wood working skills|Building and installing timber frames|Window and door repair|Traditional joinery|Restoration techniques|Architectural millwork|Building and installing |staircases|Log building|Measuring and cutting wood|Strong mathematical skills – must be able to work with numbers and analyze technical drawings and blueprints|Fine motor skills|Report writing, paperwork|Use hand and power tools|Communication skills|Customer service skills|Driver’s license|Read blueprints and building plans
Useful Information About Being a Heritage Carpenter
Additional on-the-job training related to wood working, restoration, tools, cutting techniques is offered by some employers. Other training includes company policy and procedures, health and safety, report writing, permit applications, and other duties associated with the company and job.