Cabinetmakers construct, repair, finish and install cabinets, furniture, bedroom suites and architectural millwork, such as custom shelving components, paneling and interior trims.
What do Cabinetmakers do on the job?
- Creatively envision and conceptualize products based on client requirements.
- Prepare layouts that conform to codes, drawings and specifications.
- Work with a variety of hand, power and stationary tools and equipment.
- Precisely measure, cut, shape, assemble and join wood and other materials.
- Apply diverse finishes using a variety of stain and lacquer products to enhance and protect wood surfaces.
- Fit and install custom wood products, such as circular staircases, individual furniture pieces, bars, complete wall units, panelled boardrooms; and other custom applications.
For further details about this occupation, please see the High School to Apprenticeship Handbook, or find it on this website under “Resources.”