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This is skilled work at the journeyman level in the fabrication and repair of furniture and cabinets. Methods of performing tasks are usually left to the judgement of the employee with a supervisor available for assistance if needed.

An employee allocated to this class of work is responsible for the construction and maintenance of cabinets, tables, shelves, desks, bookcases, bulletin boards, chairs, and other wooden equipment and fixtures. Work is inspected for satisfactory compliance with instructions, although routine repairs and construction are usually made independently without supervision or review.


Builds and repairs all types of furniture including cabinets, tables, shelves, desks, bookcases, bulletin boards, chairs, and other wooden equipment.

Lays out material, machinery, and assembly.

Repairs and cleans furniture for refinishing including the fabrication of new parts and finish removal.

Builds and repairs windows.

Operates various types of machinery such as mortises, shapers, ripsaw, joiner, planer, bandsaws, and related equipment.

May fabricate special wooden parts and components.

Performs related work as required.

Graduation from a standard vocational or high school and some experience as a journeyman cabinet maker; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Considerable knowledge of the practices, materials, and tools of the cabinet making trade.

Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.



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