In the nineteenth century skilled woodworkers were designated carpenters, and hads a more general training than those we would now call joiners. This panel illustrates a carpenters’ workshop, of which there would have been more than one in Maryhill then. The only one listed on the P.O. Directory is J & W Goodfellow, cabinetmakers, Main St (now Maryhill Road).

One joiner is at planing a piece of timber on the workbench, while the other is carrying a plank and has a basket of tools slung across his shoulder.

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