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Furniture Finisher

Applies finishes, such as stain, lacquer, paint, oil and varnish, to furniture, and polishes and waxes finished furniture surfaces.


Tasks Include:


  • 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
Job prospects for Wood Machinists and Other Wood Trades Workers in Victoria

Occupations in the Wood Machinists and Other Wood Trades Workers group include Furniture Finisher, Picture Framer, Wood Machinist, Wood Machinists and Other Wood Trades Workers and Wood Turner.

Employment prospects
There are currently 800 Wood Machinists and Other Wood Trades Workers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively small occupation is expected to decline. Employment prospects for the next five years are weak.

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

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