Cabinet Makers specialise in designing, building, and installing cabinets, furniture, and other timber fixtures and fittings.
What does this job involve?
Crafting custom cabinets, kitchens and furniture pieces
Reading and interpreting design plans and specifications
Choosing suitable timber and materials for projects
Cutting and shaping
Cutting and shaping timber for precise fits
Assembling cabinets, shelves, and furniture components
Finishing and detailing
Applying finishes and adding decorative elements
Installing cabinets and furniture in homes or businesses
Proficiency with cabinet-making tools and equipment
How do I get into this career?
The most common pathway is via an apprenticeship. It is highly recommended to seek work experience or reach out to businesses seeking apprentices. A cabinetmaker can also start as a trade assistant or labourer, gaining experience which may count towards a qualification in the future.