How to become a Joiner

Joiners cut, shape and fit timber parts in workshops or on-site to form structures and fixtures that are ready for installation. This could include built-in robes, kitchen and bathroom components or staircases.

Personal requirements of a Joiner

  • enjoy practical and manual activities
  • enjoy working with wood
  • good hand-eye coordination
  • some mathematical ability
  • good health and eyesight
  • able to work as part of a team.

Duties & Tasks of a Joiner

Joiners may perform the following tasks:

  • determine job requirements from drawings, templates and written instructions
  • set up jigs, select and cut timber to size and shape using templates
  • cut joints using wood-cutting machines or hand tools
  • assemble prepared wood to form structures and fittings
  • work with plastic laminates, perspex or metals
  • maintain and sharpen tools.
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