What do they do?
Furniture and cabinet makers make furniture from wood and other materials, upholster furniture with fabrics and leathers, and finish furniture with paint, stains and lacquers.
A typical day
Typically, an eight-hour day or shift work.
A typical day on-the-job might involve selecting timber and other materials for fabrication, cutting materials to size, sanding, polishing or painting, attaching fittings, preparing cost estimates, operating and programming machinery and designing furniture.
Sound like you?
Preferred work environments
|School||Entry level jobs||Advancing jobs||Senior jobs|
NCEA Level 2 is recommended
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|Gateway programme available|