Become a Master Carpenter: Basic Carpentry
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Become a Master Carpenter: Basic Carpentry

A thorough guide teaching carpentry basics, terminology and framing basics.
2.9 (10 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
123 students enrolled
Created by John Watson
Last updated 2/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Use tools safely and effectively
  • Build small to large projects
  • Repair existing stuctures
  • Identify different types of wood
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Requirements
  • Have a good understanding of basic math.
Description

The course provides information on building codes, optimal building strategies and insight on the manufacturing process of wood types. Several terminologies will be explained including: roofs, staircases, framing and blueprint readings. The course progresses from basic safety to tool use and to framing methods of walls, stairs and roofs. After taking this course, you will have a vast knowledge of carpentry, be able to identify features in roofs, houses, and stairs. You will be able to construct your very own wooden structures including: wall frames, trusses, rough opening for doors and windows, staircases. The course provides descriptive videos designed with a professional background. Audio is provided to guide you through the lectures. The coursed is organized in specific categories to keep you focused on a certain subject for that time period. Each section will be followed with an engaging quiz to ensure that you are no skipping over the lectures. There is a 20 question final test to accurately assess the skills you learned about the material provided in the course. The course should not take an absurd amount of time as the short videos range from 1 minute to 7 minutes max. When all is said and done, after completion of “Become A Master Carpenter – Advanced Carpentry” you will be able to repair and construct your own structures to your home.

Who is the target audience?
  • Individuals looking to properly use power and hand tools safely
  • Gain valuable experience in the carpentry trade.
  • How to build small projects
  • Construct large structures
  • Students looking to properly identify and differentiate between woods
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Curriculum For This Course
44 Lectures
01:40:15
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Introduction
4 Lectures 11:05

A brief history about the trade of carpentry.

Preview 02:02

Some carpenter statistics about salary and employment rate.

Preview 02:51


Safety practices that must be followed to ensure the operator and others are as safe as possible.

Preview 04:01

Section 1 Quiz
5 questions
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Wood & Lumber
5 Lectures 12:58
Boards
03:02

Lumber
03:20

When pressure treated lumber should be used and how it is manufactured.

Pressure Treated Lumber
01:16

How plywood is manufactured and use of plywood.

Plywood
03:44

The process of engineered wood and how it is used.

Engineered Wood
01:36

Section 2 Quiz
9 questions
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Tools
6 Lectures 16:17
Safety Procedures
01:33

Overview of different screw heads.

Screwdrivers
02:02

Different saws, what they are used for and how to use them properly.

Hand Saws
01:43

Common carpenter's power tools operation and what the are used for.

Hand tools
02:50

Different saw descriptions, proper safety precautions and where they should be used.

Power Saws
05:36

Description and safety of common carpenter's power tools.

Power tools
02:33

Section 3 Quiz
9 questions
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Nails, Screws, Bolts
4 Lectures 08:29

Different nail types and their purposes.

Nails
03:21

Different screw types and their functions.

Screws
02:30

Types of bolts will be explained.

Bolts
01:37

Staples
01:01

Section 4 Quiz
5 questions
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Floor Plans
4 Lectures 10:15
Introduction
02:06

Proper architectual drawing techniques that are universal among carpenters, engineers and other workers.

Drawings
04:24

Reading architectural drawings and accurate interpratation.

Reading
02:44

Organizing Projects
01:01

Section 5 Quiz
7 questions
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Floor Systems
5 Lectures 10:17
Introduction
01:51

Housing
03:37

Building Drawings
01:12

Types of joists and their uses.

Joists
01:48

Different types of girders and their purposes.

Girders
01:49

Section 6 Quiz
10 questions
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Walls
5 Lectures 09:29
Introduction
02:37

Layout
01:35

Proper assembly and layout of a stud wall.

Wall Assembly
01:49

Erecting a stud wall properly and safely as well as tools used to erect the wall.

Wall Erecting
00:40

Framing in doors and windows.

Wall Framing
02:48

Section 7 Quiz
7 questions
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Roofing
6 Lectures 12:00
Ceilings
00:50

Roof Framing
03:25

Rafters
02:20

Types of sheathing used for roofs will be explained.

Sheathing
01:28

Different types of trusses will be shown as well as their purposes.

Trusses
01:59

Other Roofing
01:58

Section 8 Quiz
8 questions
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Stairs
5 Lectures 09:25
Introduction
02:06

Different stair cases and where they are used.

Types of Stairs
01:42

The different components of the stairs will be shown and explained.

Terminology
01:46

Proper framing of the stairs and the walls of the staircase.

Framing
01:19

Design
02:32

Section 9 Quiz
8 questions
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Final Assessment
0 Lectures 00:00
Final Test
20 questions
About the Instructor
John Watson
3.7 Average rating
17 Reviews
650 Students
2 Courses
Civil Software Engineer, IT Tech and CAD Professor

I graduated with a civil engineering degree. I was a university tutor in various classes and a teacher's assistant in CAD (computer-aided design) software development. I reverse engineer professional parts portfolios, designing individual parts on CAD software and defining their parameters. I have competed in a robotics competitions, assembling and competing with a unique robot design to compete against others. Out of 200 individuals, I placed in the top 5. I speak 4 languages; Spanish, German and I am fluent in French and English. I have competed in various competitions, placing in the top 3 in the province of British Columbia and being recognized provincially in others.