Furniture Finisher

Applies finishes, such as stain, lacquer, paint, oil and varnish, to furniture, and polishes and waxes finished furniture surfaces.
Training time 3 years
Avg. weekly wage $729
Employment prospects Poor
Employment size 200

What does a Furniture Finisher do?

  • studying drawings, work orders and sample parts to determine specifications
  • determining tooling and machine requirements and sequence of operations
  • setting up woodworking machines and wood stock for correct cutting, planning, turning, shaping and sanding
  • operating machines to cut, plane, turn, shape and sand work pieces
  • removing old finishes by stripping with steel wool and glasspaper, and by applying solvents and paint strippers, and removing softened finishes by scraping
  • applying varnish, shellac, lacquer, stains and paint to surfaces and polishing and waxing finished surfaces
  • fitting and fastening frame pieces

Specialisations

  • French Polisher

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate II in Furniture Finishing
TAFE
Certificate III in Furniture Finishing
TAFE