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Cabinetmaker
Occupation in demand Occupation in demand Specialised occupation Specialised occupation

Also known as Cabinet Makers.

Fabricates or repairs furniture, and fits and assembles prepared wooden parts to make furniture. Typical work includes but is not limited to fabricating and fitting kitchens and bathrooms and commercial fitouts.


Tasks Include:


  • working with clients from defining initial requirements through to delivery
  • estimate job costs
  • using Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
  • examining drawings, work orders and sample parts to determine specifications
  • working from drawings and specifications to make furniture
  • selecting and working with materials such as timber, veneers, particle board and synthetic wood
  • marking out, cutting and shaping wood
  • assembling parts to form sections of furniture and completed articles, such as cabinets
  • making fittings for boats, caravans and other items where fine detail is required
  • fitting hinges, locks, catches, drawers and shelves
Specialisations
  • Antique Furniture Reproducer
  • Antique Furniture Restorer
  • Chair and Couch Maker
  • Coffin Maker
Job prospects for Cabinetmakers in Victoria

Occupation in the Cabinetmakers group include Cabinetmaker

Employment prospects
Skills shortage: this occupation needs more skilled workers now. There are currently 7,200 Cabinetmakers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively large occupation is expected to remain similar. Employment prospects for the next five years are stable.

Average weekly wage
$960.10

Hourly earnings
$25.30

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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