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There is a lot more to a production besides sound and lighting, and the skills of a good carpenter are needed no matter type of venue you are working in. You might be in a theater building “Flats” or “Risers”, or building props, ramps or runways. You may be working on a outdoor production working with stage decking or building a fence.

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In every case the skills of a good carpenter are priceless.

So what does it take to become a good carpenter?

1. Math Skills

Basic math skills along with angles,  fractions and unit conversion

2. Physics

Property characteristics, center of gravity, load weights, load distribution, temperature, wind

3. Strength

The ability to lift and carry

4. Tool Knowledge

Understanding the correct operation of, and limitations of hand and power tools