Cabinetmaker – ANZSCO 394111

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Fabricates or repairs wooden furniture, and fits and assembles prepared wooden parts to make furniture.

Skill Level


Alternative Titles



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

Skills Assessment Authority



No caveats apply to this occupation.

Group: 3941 Cabinetmakers


fabricate and repair wooden furniture, and fit and assemble prepared wooden parts to make furniture.


  • examining drawings, work orders and sample parts to determine specifications
  • selecting and working with materials such as timber, veneers, particle board and synthetic wood
  • marking out, cutting and shaping wood
  • working from drawings and specifications to make furniture
  • making fittings for boats, caravans and other items where fine detail is required
  • assembling parts to form sections of furniture and completed articles
  • fitting hinges, locks, catches, drawers and shelves
  • making frames for chairs and couches
  • may repair and refurbish furniture and antiques

Skill Level

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