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What is a good job that I would enjoy if I enjoy working and building stuff with wood?

I like to build all kinds of things but I especially like to use wood. I like to be creative and think of ideas then make that idea. I enjoy to work in groups or with another person.

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William’s Answer

Tyler,
You can do these jobs below, if you like working with wood:
- Lumbering.
- Wall Hangings.
- Interior Fabrication.
- Building Construction / Site Carpentry.
- Bench Joinery and Furniture Making.
- Making of Musical Instruments (String, percussion and wind instruments).
- Boat Making (Small Marinas like yacht, canoe, dinghy etc.)
- Wood Carving.
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William’s Answer

Hi Tyler!

You may go for any of the following professional jobs, if you enjoy working with woods:

Site Carpentry and Bench Joinery
Building Construction
Fine Art (Wood Carving / Sculpture)
Forestry Resources (Lumbering)
Materials Testing and Quality Control
Furniture Making and Wall Hangings
Boat Building
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Gabriel’s Answer

Tyler,

Great question!! If you want to make a career out of building things, there are a number of paths you could follow, depending on your career goals:

1-If you plan on attending college, you could pursue a degree in building construction or architecture (there are certain colleges that have great programs in each field; for example, Auburn University and University of Florida have world renowned building construction degree programs). You might want to see if your guidance counselor (if you are in secondary school) has any resources on specific programs.

2-You could pursue your career as a tradesman. You would likely start as an apprentice and then with experience you could make master tradesman. A family friend was a carpentry tradesman his whole life and ended up as a head grip for a well known TV studio. He loved his career.

3-You could start your own company doing woodwork.

If you end up doing what you love to do, it won't feel like work.

Best of luck!!!

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Sheila’s Answer

Hi Tyler:

You could start by building furniture such as bookcases, shelving, etc. A few years ago when I wanted to redo my garage by putting in shelving I was seeking a good Contractor who could take my ideas and make it happen. I hired a reputable furniture organizer company. They did an outstanding job. I got my wall-to-wall cabinets in the garage and new flooring. We get so many great compliments from our neighbors. . . Hope this was helpful. Best of luck to you!

~ Sheila
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david’s Answer

Working with wood has many options. A neighbor of mine enjoys building outdoor furniture from tree logs. And it pays him very well. Carpenters are always in demand for new homes and enhancements, and as a carpenter you might consider becoming a contractor to build homes or patios or related items. Other careers work with modeling new cars, creating the mockups for designers. You might also consider specializing in the design and making of furniture, and there is a big market for custom furniture. You will always find jobs, for sure. And as a carpenter, you will be able to take pride in seeing what you build. Good luck.
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Sarah’s Answer

If you learn your skill, then you can start your own wood crafting business, but I would suggest being an apprentice first. Find someone in your community who has mastered the skill. You can often find them at local street fairs or art events.
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Tanuj’s Answer

Hi Tyler, that's great but don't restrict yourself to just wood. If you like building things then the material of choice could be anything (Ceramics, Wood, Plastic, Metals, Clay, etc.). My advice is to try out multiple things in your young age and learn design skills. Build products that can be used for simplifying our day-to-day activities. If you are inclined towards becoming an artist, then focus on being creative and designing something exceptionally beautiful. Some career choices -

Product Design Engineer
Materials Engineer
Construction Engineer
Architect
Furniture Manufacturer
Sculpture Designer

List is endless. But first focus on getting great at what you do. The process of becoming the best in your field of interest will help you decide what you want to become in the future.

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Mark’s Answer

I also enjoy working with wood.
Jobs that pays decent is/are being a custom builder, Handyman, carpenter.
For friends/family/clients I build all kinds of things. Shelving, curio cabinets, cabinet doors, dressers, jewelry box's, all kinds of things.

Have Fun.


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