Cabinetmaker (Occupation Code : 682201)

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Description

Fabricates or repairs wooden furniture, and fits and assembles prepared parts to make or repair furniture.

Tasks

Using hand tools and operating woodworking machines, such as power saws, jointers and shapers to cut, shape and form parts and components.

Studying plans, verifying dimensions of articles to be made, or preparing specifications and checking the quality and fit of pieces in order to ensure adherence to specifications.

Trimming joints and fitting parts and subassemblies together to form complete units using glue and clamps, and reinforcing joints using nails, screws or other fasteners.

Making, restyling and repairing various wooden articles, such as cabinets, furniture, vehicles, scale models, sports equipment and other parts or products.

Decorating furniture and fixtures by inlaying wood, applying veneer and carving designs.

Finishing surfaces of wooden articles or furniture.

Alternate Occupation Names

Chair and Couch Maker

Wheelwright

Cabinetmaker (Including Veneering)

Wood Bender

Antique Furniture Restorer

Furniture Maker Wood

Coffin Maker

Cabinetmaker (Including Chairmaking and Framemakin

Frame Maker (Including Chairmaking)

Antique Furniture Reproducer

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