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Cabinetmakers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 7272

Cabinetmakers use a variety of woods and laminates to construct and repair wooden cabinets, furniture, fixtures and related products. They are employed by furniture manufacturing or repair companies, construction companies and cabinetmaking contractors, or they may be self-employed.

Job Duties for Cabinetmakers

  • Study plans, specifications or drawings of articles to be made, or prepare specifications
  • Mark outlines or dimensions of parts on wood
  • Operate woodworking machines, such as power saws, jointers, mortisers and shapers, and use hand tools to cut, shape and form parts and components
  • Trim joints and fit parts and subassemblies together to form complete unit using glue and clamps and reinforce joints using nails, screws or other fasteners
  • Sand wooden surfaces and apply veneer, stain or polish to finished products
  • Repair or restyle wooden furniture, fixtures and related products
  • May estimate amount, type and cost of materials required.

Working Conditions for Cabinetmakers

Work is performed in typically performed in a shop, where exposure to dust, fumes, and high noise levels is common. Safety measures and equipment are used to prevent injury from the use of machines like lathes, saws, and planers.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Cabinetmaker
  • Cabinetmaker Apprentice
  • Custom Frame And Mirror Assembler
  • Custom Piano Case Maker
  • Custom Wood Furniture Maker
  • Custom Wooden Desk Maker
  • Furniture Cabinetmaker
  • Jig Builder - Wood Products Manufacturing
  • Journeyman/woman Cabinetmaker
  • Layout Marker - Cabinetmaking
  • Pattern Repairman/woman - Foundry
  • Tradesman/woman Cabinetmaker
  • Wood Furniture And Fixtures Patternmaker
  • Wood Model Maker
  • Wood Mould Maker
  • Wood Pattern Inspector
  • Wood Pattern Repairman/woman - Foundry
  • Wood Patternmaker
  • Cabinetmaker
  • Cabinetmaker Apprentice
  • Custom Wood Furniture Maker
  • Furniture Cabinetmaker
  • Cabinet Maker/Installer

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