Joiners and Carpenters in the 1940s – A Short Film

– Posted in: News from the Workshop

I recently came across a nostalgic old film that made some great viewing for me and I thought that I should share it with you . Whilst a lot of the old processes have gone many still remain but you will see where a lot of the old craft comes from.

The first half  of the film uses the house under construction to demonstrate the difference between rough (basement joists and cross ties) and fine (windows, doors and cabinets) carpentry, and then goes on to show how other woodworking jobs exist in factories supplying the construction trade. It shows the processes (and jobs) involved in creating plywood,laminates and fine furniture although it makes a point of mentioning that, because of the added cost, there is a limited market for the latter.

Tell me what you think and tell me if you like it.

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