Ricahrd Davis is a Cabinet Maker with NEJ Stephenson. Starting out with few qualifications as a wood machinist, Richard's drive, enthusiasm and creativity has got him a job as a cabinet maker. He also designs and makes guitars and furniture as a hobby. He goes home happy and says "you feel like you've done something and it's your life's purpose". His mum always said he should be a "fixer man".
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DescriptionFurniture makers and other craft woodworkers make, repair and restore wooden furniture, decorative objects and other crafted pieces of woodwork.
QualificationsThere are no formal entry requirements, although entrants typically possess a variety of academic and vocational qualifications. Training is provided off- and on-the-job. A number of NVQs/SVQs and other vocational qualifications covering various aspects of furniture production and wood machining are available at various levels. Apprenticeships in Cabinet Making are available in some areas.
- Examines drawings and specifications to determine job requirements and appropriate materials;
- Selects, measures, cuts and shapes wood using saws, chisels, planes, powered hand tools and woodworking machines;
- Assembles parts with crafted joints, nails, screws, dowels or adhesives and fits locks, catches, hinges, castors, drawers, shelves and other fittings;
- Removes, replaces or repairs damaged parts of wooden furniture;
- Measures floor area to be covered and lays wood blocks, parquet panels or hardwood strips;
- Matches and marks out veneers ready for cutting and examines and repairs defects in veneer or plywood sheets.
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