Cabinetmakers make, repair or install furniture (both free-standing and fixed) using solid timber, flat-panel or timber-based products and a wide range of laminates and other materials.
Duties & Tasks
Cabinetmakers may perform the following tasks:
- communicate with clients to determine specific job requirements
- match furnishing styles and materials to clients' needs
- deliver and monitor service to clients
- estimate job costs
- measure and draw site layouts for manufactured furniture
- read and interpret work documents in order to prepare accurate cutting lists for jobs
- programme and control computer-aided design (CAD) and computer numerical control (CNC) machines
- understand and select timber and timber products for furniture production
- fabricate custom furniture
- prepare and assemble cabinets for installation
- select and install hardware to furnishings, such as handles and hinges
- perform on-site repairs and adjustments of cabinets
- clean and maintain work areas, including machinery and tools, to ensure a safe working environment.
- enjoy practical and manual activities
- able to follow written instructions
- able to work to a high level of accuracy
- able to make mathematical calculations
- good communication skills
- good hand-eye coordination
- able to work independently or as part of a team
- free from allergies to dust.