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.