Sector: Manufacturing

Furniture Maker

A furniture maker career could be for you if…
Your skills include active listening, operations monitoring and critical thinking.
Your interests can be described as realistic and artistic.
Your values include active listening, operations monitoring and critical thinking.

Career Overview

As a furniture maker, you will utilize both hand tools and power equipment to cut, shape, and construct furniture pieces. You will complete the finishing touches by staining or polishing the items and adding final elements such as locks, mirrors, and shelves. You will work with a variety of tools and equipment, including planes, saws, chisels, sanders, and polishers. In large furniture factories, you will produce modern styles on a mass scale. Alternatively, you may work on reproduction pieces or assist in the restoration/repair of antiques in other firms. Craft workshops may employ a few furniture makers to create original designs and commissions. If you enjoy precision, calculations, and working with your hands, this job may be ideal for you.

Other job titles include: finish repair worker, finisher, furniture finisher, hand sander, lacquer sprayer, sander, sealer sander, sprayer, stain sprayer, stain wiper.

Education and Training

These occupations usually require a high school diploma.


National Average Annual Salary
$28,370.00 - $52,920.00
National Average Hourly Salary
$13.64 - $25.44
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