Joinery is closely associated with cabinet making and carpentry. Working from drawings, the joiner produces items such as doors, windows, stairs, tables, and bookshelves.

The joiner is usually based in a workshop, because the formation of various joints requires specialist machinery. There are, however, occasions when the joiner undertakes installations in the homes of customers and on building sites. They will produce and interpret drawings, set out and measure, cut, form joints, assemble, install, and finish to a high standard.

A talented joiner would have heaps of commercial, residential, and international opportunities.