The crafts involving wood processing developed and diversified along the years and are characteristic to men. Carpentry, coopery and the making and assembling of shingles are all crafts and professional occupations which emerged due to the presence of the vast and legendary surrounding forests, and which were passed through generations, being learned at home or in apprenticeship. Carpentry refers to the processing of wood for constructions and decorations, coopery refers to creating various objects for use around the house such as barrels or buckets. The shingle masters, who are scarce today, make the shingled roofs – from pieces of fir wood, of different shapes (square, pointed or round). It is said that every village used to have its carpenters, coopers and shingle masters, so as to answer to villagers’ requests; apparently Sarbi village had the biggest number of craftsmen in the area.
The tailors in every village were also working to order and the most skilful of them received requests from other villages too. In historical Maramureș, as opposed to the situation in cities, tailoring was more likely to be practiced by men; they sew the various parts of traditional costumes (sheepskin coats, vests, wool jackets, traditional trousers) and apply the adornments, a very meticulous job which needs a lot of patience and know-how. The busiest times of the year for tailors are before holidays – Easter, Christmas and New Year.