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Cabinet Maker Apprenticeship

Cabinet Maker Apprenticeships are a part of the woodworking trade with a long history grounded in design, artistry and functionality.

Cabinet makers typically work with timber-based products, designing, manufacturing and installing furniture and cabinetry in residential and commercial environments. Famous cabinet makers throughout history have revolutionised furniture design, authored design books, and crafted original pieces now worth thousands to collectors.

These days on-the-job training as a cabinet making apprentice might see you working for an artisan business crafting and installing made-to-order pieces, working in a manufacturing warehouse in the mass production of cabinetry and furniture, or working on the installation of pre-fabricated cabinetry.

How Long is a Cabinet Maker Apprenticeship?

A cabinet making apprenticeship requires 3-4 years of training, depending on your qualification and competency gained.

You will complete a nationally accredited qualification such as MSF30322 Certificate III in Cabinet Making and Timber Technology.

Cabinet Maker Apprenticeship

What is a Cabinet Maker

A cabinet maker is a skilled craftsperson who specialises in creating custom-made cabinets, furniture, and other wooden structures. Cabinet makers work with a variety of materials, including wood, plywood, veneers, and laminates, to design, build, and install cabinets and furniture pieces according to specific requirements and specifications.

Cabinet makers combine artistic and technical skills to create custom woodwork that is both functional and visually appealing. Their craftsmanship and attention to detail contribute to creating unique and high-quality cabinets, furniture, and architectural elements that enhance the overall aesthetics of homes, offices, and other spaces.

As a Cabinet Maker Apprentice common tasks include:

  • Understanding and selecting timber and timber products for furniture production
  • Measuring and drawing site layouts for manufactured furniture
  • Selecting and installing hardware to furnishings, such as handles and hinges
  • Programming and controlling computer-aided design (CAD) and computer numerical control (CNC) machines
  • Performing on-site repairs and adjustments of cabinets
  • Matching furnishing styles and materials to clients' needs

Cabinet Maker Apprentice Skill Requirements

A cabinet maker apprentice requires a combination of practical skills, technical knowledge, and artistic abilities to excel in their training. Some essential skills that are important for a cabinet making apprentice include:

  • Analytical thinker
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Spatial awareness
  • Attention to detail

Find a Cabinet Maker Apprenticeship

Find the ideal construction apprenticeship on the MIGAS Jobs Board, as well as traditional trades.

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