Furniture Makers and Other Craft Woodworkers
Furniture makers and other craft woodworkers make, repair and restore wooden furniture, decorative objects and other crafted pieces of woodwork.
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New workers start around £10609. Normal pay is £22739 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £34782.
Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
- Matches and marks out veneers ready for cutting and examines and repairs defects in veneer or plywood sheets.
- Measures floor area to be covered and lays wood blocks, parquet panels or hardwood strips.
- Removes, replaces or repairs damaged parts of wooden furniture.
- Assembles parts with crafted joints, nails, screws, dowels or adhesives and fits locks, catches, hinges, castors, drawers, shelves and other fittings.
- Selects, measures, cuts and shapes wood using saws, chisels, planes, powered hand tools and woodworking machines.
- Examines drawings and specifications to determine job requirements and appropriate materials.
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