The word carpenter might not conjure visions of a high-tech career, but there's much more to today's carpentry industry than just a hammer and nails. Carpenters who build houses need to be up to date on the latest technology—smart homes and energy efficient homes require special design and building techniques. Carpenters are a vital part of the entertainment industry, building sets for film and theater. And of course, there are those who specialize in more traditional fields, such as building or restoring wood furniture. This book explores the education and training required to be a carpenter today. Full-color photos show the exciting breadth of opportunities available in the industry. Sidebars detail unions and other professional organizations.