joiner and cabinetmaker

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Who is a joiner and cabinetmaker and what do they do? The task of joiners and cabinetmakers is production and repair of furniture and similar products made predominantly of wood.

What are the activities of the joiner and cabinetmaker? Selection and preparation of suitable material, laying out and marking out the parts to be made – machining all kinds of wood or wood-like or plastic materials, cutting, planing, milling, drilling on all kinds of woodworking machines – manual work cutting, planing, drilling or sanding using manual or power driven tools – surface finish of the products by staining, bleaching, applying veneers, painting, enamelling, lacquering using sprays or brushes – assembly and disassembly of complete joinery products or constructions – repair and reconstruction of all kinds of joinery products – adjusting, maintenance and minor repairs to woodworking machines.

Where is it done and under what conditions? In furniture factories or smaller joiners’ workshops, where you will often have to put up with dusty or noisy environments.

What tools/equipment do they use? Woodworking machines, drills, sanders, planes, saws, files, chisels etc and their own hands.

What do you need to succeed? You need vocational training, manual dexterity, aesthetic awareness, spatial ability, inventiveness and creativity.