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.”