What is the Difference Between Carpentry and Joinery?

Carpentry and Joinery

If you have heard the words carpentry and joinery, you are probably confused as to what the two are. Sometimes, these terms are used interchangeably, but there are some differences between both jobs, so they should not be used to replace each other.

Carpentry is the process of creating or repairing wood items in your home. Joinery is the process of working with the joints of the home including the joint areas of windows, trusses, and the like.

It is not uncommon for a carpenter to be trained as a joiner and vice versa. If you are hiring a construction company, they will usually provide both a carpenter and a joiner for your project.


Common Jobs in Carpentry and Joinery

Some of the most common jobs that you will find a joiner doing include building staircases, making window frames, creating doorways, and even building furniture for the home. A carpenter will typically install all types of shelving and cabinetry in the home. He or she will also repair the wood in the window frames, replace fascia and soffit, fit the staircase in your home, and similar jobs.


Primary Difference

While the differences between carpentry and joinery are slim, there is still a difference. Often, a joiner will be able to make you a beautiful piece of furniture or perform beautiful woodworking, but your carpenter is the one who is going to be able to put it in your home, make it fit, and make it look good. The team at Jim’s Building Maintenance are able to provide you with quality carpentry and joinery services for your home. Our contractors are skilled, experienced, and trained in all areas to provide a job well done. If you need work done to your home, call us today to schedule your consultation.

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