Bore holes in wood structural components.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Framers do?

Bores holes in wood structural components, such as trusses, spans, stringers, decking, or fence posts, prior to wood preserving process: Positions wood on blocking of framing floor or guides structural components, suspended from hoist, into position on framing rack, using peavey and working as member of team. Aligns template on top of wood, installs specified bit size in auger, and bores holes of specified diameter in wood, using pneumatic-powered auger, hand auger, or multiple-spindle boring machine. May fabricate template according to work order specifications, using diagrams, measuring tape, square, handtools, and power tools.

Should I be a Framer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Coin-Purse Framer, Floor Framer, Purse Framer, Roof Framer, Side Framer

    How to become a Framer

    Framers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Framer-related education!
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