WHAT YOU DO
Cabinet Makers are the designers of the carpentry world. While Carpenters are responsible for building the structures from the ground up, Cabinet Makers use similar skills on a smaller scale to craft the furniture and finishes that go inside. If you have a knack for colour and proportions and an eye for detail, then cabinet making could be for you.
As a Cabinet Maker, you will quickly become familiar with different types of wood and laminate products and learn what works best in each situation. You might find yourself in a workshop alongside other Cabinet Makers or on a construction site with other trade professionals. Either way, you’ll be surrounded by sawdust, transforming stacks of raw wood into something useful and beautiful.
WHAT YOU LEARN
- How to read and interpret architectural drawings and blueprints
- How to use everything from modern woodworking machines to traditional hand tools
- How to build, repair and re-style wooden furniture, cabinets, fixtures and more
- How to sand surfaces and apply veneer, stain or polish
- How to calculate dimensions and estimate materials and costs
WHO YOU WORK FOR
Put your skills as a Cabinet Maker to use at a furniture manufacturing or repair company, a construction company, or a cabinet-making contractor—or start your own business and work for yourself.
Types of Workplaces
- Cabinetmaking Contractors
- Furniture Makers / Repairers
- Construction Firms
- Self Employed
WHO YOU’LL WORK WITH
Cabinet Makers and Joiners are highly respected carpenters who will guide you through your apprenticeship. You will learn the ins and outs of architectural drawings and plans while developing a deeper understanding of techniques these master carpenters use to build architectural millwork.Find an Employer Sponsor