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Carpentry is a complex and challenging discipline that few master. Whether you’re starting your own woodworking business or you are simply curious about the history of carpentry, let’s explore this fascinating craft.
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Carpentry has been around for as long as human beings have been using tools. With crude stone implements, prehistoric people probably first created weapons for hunting. From there they progressed to building wooden structures for shelter, then to simple furniture and other useful items.
Throughout human history and all around the world historians find evidence of the business of carpentry:
- A well casing in Germany made of split oak timbers is about 7,000 years old. As such, it is one of the earliest remaining examples of carpentry on earth.
- The father of Chinese carpentry, Lu Ban, lived during the Zhou Dynasty (1046-771 BC). While he was …