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"Cabinetmaker and Bench Carpenter"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Cut, shape, and assemble wooden articles or set up and operate a variety of woodworking machines, such as power saws, jointers, and mortisers to surface, cut, or shape lumber or to fabricate parts for wood products.

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Job Duties and Tasks for: "Cabinetmaker and Bench Carpenter"

1) Attach parts and subassemblies together to form completed units, using glue, dowels, nails, screws, and/or clamps.

2) Bore holes for insertion of screws or dowels, by hand or using boring machines.


3) Cut timber to the right size and shape and trim parts of joints to ensure a snug fit, using hand tools such as planes, chisels, or wood files.

4) Dip, brush, or spray assembled articles with protective or decorative finishes such as stain, varnish, paint, or lacquer.

5) Establish the specifications of articles to be constructed or repaired, and plan the methods and operations for shaping and assembling parts, based on blueprints, drawings, diagrams, or oral or written instructions.


6) Install hardware such as hinges, handles, catches, and drawer pulls, using hand tools.

7) Match materials for color, grain, and texture, giving attention to knots and other features of the wood.

8) Measure and mark dimensions of parts on paper or lumber stock prior to cutting, following blueprints, to ensure a tight fit and quality product.

9) Perform final touch-ups with sandpaper and steel wool.

10) Produce and assemble components of articles such as store fixtures, office equipment, cabinets, and high-grade furniture.

11) Reinforce joints with nails or other fasteners to prepare articles for finishing.

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12) Repair or alter wooden furniture, cabinetry, fixtures, paneling, and other pieces.

13) Set up and operate machines, including power saws, jointers, mortisers, tenoners, molders, and shapers, to cut, mold, and shape woodstock and wood substitutes.

14) Trim, sand, and scrape surfaces and joints to prepare articles for finishing.


15) Verify dimensions, and check the quality and fit of pieces in order to ensure adherence to specifications.

16) Apply masonite, formica, and vinyl surfacing materials.

17) Design furniture, using computer-aided drawing programs.

18) Discuss projects with customers, and draw up detailed specifications.

19) Estimate the amounts, types, and costs of needed materials.

20) Program computers to operate machinery.

Job Description for "Cabinetmaker and Bench Carpenter" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

"Cabinetmaker and Bench Carpenter"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-A-C        SOC:  51-7011.00


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