Cabinetmakers fabricate and repair wooden furniture, and fit and assemble prepared wooden parts to make furniture.

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Below average
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Below average
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Relatively steady
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This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks

  • examining drawings, work orders and sample parts to determine specifications
  • selecting and working with materials such as timber, veneers, particle board and synthetic wood
  • marking out, cutting and shaping wood
  • working from drawings and specifications to make furniture
  • making fittings for boats, caravans and other items where fine detail is required
  • assembling parts to form sections of furniture and completed articles
  • fitting hinges, locks, catches, drawers and shelves
  • making frames for chairs and couches
  • may repair and refurbish furniture and antiques

Job Titles

  • Cabinetmaker

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate II in Furniture Making
  • Certificate III in Cabinet Making

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