So, you think you might want to be a Cabinetmaker?

Like having something to show for your work? Perhaps a career as a Cabinetmaker is right for you.

Job Description

Cabinetmakers build, repair, finish and install residential and commercial cabinets (including hardware), wooden furniture and architectural millwork using a variety of woods and laminates. Cabinetmakers read drawings and specifications, and prepare layouts. They also set up and operate woodworking equipment, both power and computerized, to machine wood products and composite materials. They use various power tools and precision woodworking tools to perform their work.

Cabinetmakers sand and finish the surfaces either before or after assembly. They prepare surfaces for finishing before or after assembly; in some shops, they also apply finishing products.

Cabinetmakers work in BC’s Construction Sector. They are typically employed by millwork contractors, furniture manufacturers and general contractors. They may also be self-employed.

Look below to find out which sectors of BC’s economy you can work in if you pursue this trade.

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Industry Training Authority (ITA)
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For more information on how much Cabinetmakers make, the expected number of future job openings and where the jobs are, as well as current workforce opportunities specifically for this trade, visit the Work BC Career Profile here.

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