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Cabinet Maker

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Cabinet makers make or repair items of furniture, either individually by hand, or on a large scale, using machines. They may specialise in, for example, restoring antique furniture or in assembling modern units, including kitchens, for the mass market. Mostly they use hardwoods such as oak, walnut or teak. Sometimes they use other materials such as plastic, metal, glass, leather and fabric.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

The starting salary for an apprentice cabinet maker is around £13,000 to £15,000 a year. More experienced cabinet makers can earn from £20,000 to £30,000 a year.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

There are several ways into this career.

There are many jobs in England. Although there are relatively few openings for cabinet makers in Scotland, there are some jobs in similar fields such as wood machinist and casemaker.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2019
1357
2.5 %
FALL
2024
1324
  United Kingdom
2019
32187
1 %
FALL
2024
31865

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

Training

Getting On

With experience and qualifications, you may go on to:

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Furniture Makers' Company
Tel: 020 7256 5558
E-mail: hello@furnituremakers.org.uk
Website: http://www.furnituremakers.org.uk/
Twitter: @FurnitureMkrsCo
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/furnituremakerscompany/

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