How much do you know about woodworking and carpentry? If you're like most, you probably never learned much past how to snap together model kits when you were a kid. But if you're planning on using the services of a woodworker or carpenter, you may do well to understand some simple terminology they use to describe their work and even the tools they use so there is no mistaking what they're talking about. Of course, if their terminology is too technical you can ask them to explain things in laymen's terms, but it's good to understand a few basics as well.
There are actually different types of carpenters and they usually specialize in a particular job or project. It's good to make sure you understand this so you hire the correct one for your project and don't waste time with others. A finishing carpenter contractor does just that - the finishing touches that you would see in your home, such as installing bookcases or cupboards. A woodworker usually does the jobs you actually don't see, meaning the things that are behind the walls. They use different tools, have different skills and even a different understanding of what's necessary for their job.
If you have a job to do around your house and are looking to hire a woodworker or carpenter, you don't need much technical knowledge to understand which one would work well for you. You can do a quick search online about the job you have in mind and what it would entail and then start contacting those types of carpenters. Chances are if they're not the right one they'll point you in the right direction! You can then talk to that person at length, write up a contract, and start moving forward with your particular project.