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Carpentry is a craft performed by carpenters, craftsman who work with timber to construct, install and maintain buildings, furniture, and other objects. The work may involve manual labor and work outdoors.


  • It's amazing how many houses are built with the logistical impossibility of bringing a sofa in.
    • Paul Hymers, The New Home Builder, 2nd Edition, p. 38.
  • One was a 17th-century cottage complete with low ceilings, cut down doorways that you had to stoop to pass through...- there have been cases where people have died after clocking their heads so frequently in old cottages - and I was told it was part of the character.
    • Paul Hymers, The New Home Builder, 2nd Edition, p. 38.

Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations[edit]

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 90-91.
  • Are the tools without, which the carpenter puts forth his hands to, or are they and all the carpentry within himself; and would he not smile at the notion that chest or house is more than he?
  • Sure if they cannot cut, it may be said
    His saws are toothless, and his hatchets lead.
  • Speak, what trade art thou?
    Why, sir, a carpenter.
    Where is thy leather apron and thy rule?
    What dost thou with thy best apparel on?
  • A carpenter's known by his chips.
  • The carpenter dresses his plank—the tongue of his fore-plane whistles its wild ascending lisp.
  • The house-builder at work in cities or anywhere,
    The preparatory jointing, squaring, sawing, mortising,
    The hoist-up of beams, the push of them in their places, laying them regular,
    Setting the studs by their tenons in the mortises, according as they were prepared,
    The blows of the mallets and hammers.

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