Carpenters work with many tools and materials to build schools, erect skyscrapers and construct bridges, tunnels and highways. It’s likely that skilled journeymen carpenters partially built just about every building in your community. To be a carpenter is to be a member of one of the oldest and most respected trades. If you like working with tools and creating things by hand, you can build a career in carpentry that will last a lifetime. Some specific crafts are listed below.