Carpentry is one of the oldest traditional crafts. Carpenters were divided into two categories: big carpenters (粗木工) [also called master carpenters (大木匠)] who build houses, and polish carpenters (細木工) [also called carpenters of details (細木匠)] who make furniture.
These photos were taken at a rosewood workshop in Xiangcheng (相城) District, Suzhou of Jiangsu province. Source: Pan Wenlong (潘文龍) and Gong Wei (龔為), Old Trades of Jiangsu: A Glimpse《江蘇老行當百業寫真》, Phoenix Education Publishing Company, 2018. Permission to use the photos has been obtained.