Carpenter
(884 words)

With the increasing use of wood to furnish early modern dwellings, buildings, and facilities, specialized color: rgb(182, 255, 0):Berufoccupational groups of carpenters (joiners, cabinet makers, woodworkers) split off from the framing carpenters (Building trade[13]. Their products ranged from ornate pieces (Crafts) to simple everyday objects, from wainscoting, doors, and railings through furniture and church interiors to chopping boards, board games, sleds, coffins, and trellises for gardens [9]. The work performed by these specialists included dressing,…

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Holbach, Rudolf, “Carpenter”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 24 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_028930>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160907



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