Carpentry involves the cutting, shaping and installation of wood for buildings and structures. Carpentry is a skilled trade which dates back thousands of years but is still used widely in modern construction - often referred to as a joiner, however a joiner constructs items by joining pieces of wood without using metal fasteners, screws or nails. A carpenter will then take these items and fit them on site usually using metal fasteners, screws and nails and carpenters would also undertake tasks such as fitting locks and door furniture.‚Äč A day in the life of a carpenter: