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Cabinet Maker

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Summary

Create and install wooden cabinets.

What does a Cabinet Maker do?

Cabinet makers are skilled workers who create and install wooden cabinets in bathrooms, kitchens, and other areas of homes and businesses. You are responsible for the cutting, shaping, carving, polishing, and assembling of the wood parts before installation of the final product. Cabinet makers may also be responsible for designing and customizing cabinets to customer specifications. You might work in a workshop, furniture store, repair shop, or construction company.

Good communication, physical strength, dexterity, attention to detail, mathematical competence and the ability to read blueprints are all essential skills for cabinet makers. You must be familiar with a variety of tools and machines. Cabinet makers also need sound knowledge of the characteristics of different woods, and must be able to estimate the amount of material required for each job. You are aware of safety precautions and follow them to prevent injuries. Cabinet making does not require a college degree, but a training program in a vocational college is useful.

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