United States Army Engineer SchoolFort Leonard Wood, Missouri 654736 Credit HoursEdition Date: November 1995
Carpentry is the art or science of measuring, cutting, fitting, and assembling wood and other materials toconstruct buildings or other structures. Many people associate carpenters with wood and other buildingmaterials and tools. They assume carpenters build only homes and other relatively small structures. Of course, this is not true. Carpenters work not only with wood but also with metals, plastic, and othersynthetic materials. The carpentry trade includes skills required to construct buildings, bridges, docks,and wharf. Work must be accomplished in a manner consistent with environmental laws andregulationsThere are no prerequisites for this subcourse.This subcourse reflects current doctrine when this subcourse was prepared. In your own work, alwaysrefer to the latest publications.Unless otherwise stated, the masculine gender of singular pronouns is used to refer to both men andwomen.TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE
The Carpentry II subcourse, (Carpentry/Masonry Specialist, Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 51B,Skill Levels 1 and 2), will provide you with enough knowledge to construct floor systems, stairs, wallsystems (including the installation of windows and door), and roof systems of wooden structures. Thissubcourse is presented in three lessons. At the end of these lessons, you will be able to take a set of construction drawings and construct a wood-frame buildingACTION:You will describe the construction of floor, wall, stair, and roof systems and theinstallation of doors and windows.