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.
Training time 1 - 6 years
Average pay $51,163
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 7,400

What does a Cabinetmaker do?

  • 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


  • Antique Furniture Reproducer
  • Antique Furniture Restorer
  • Chair and Couch Maker
  • Coffin Maker

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Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate III in Cabinet Making
Certificate III in Furniture Making
Certificate IV in Furniture Design and Technology