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Furniture maker or other craft woodworker

Furniture makers and other craft woodworkers make, repair and restore wooden furniture, decorative objects and other crafted pieces of woodwork.

Tasks

  • Matches and marks out veneers ready for cutting and examines and repairs defects in veneer or plywood sheets.
  • Measures floor area to be covered and lays wood blocks, parquet panels or hardwood strips.
  • Removes, replaces or repairs damaged parts of wooden furniture.
  • Assembles parts with crafted joints, nails, screws, dowels or adhesives and fits locks, catches, hinges, castors, drawers, shelves and other fittings.
  • Selects, measures, cuts and shapes wood using saws, chisels, planes, powered hand tools and woodworking machines.
  • Examines drawings and specifications to determine job requirements and appropriate materials.

Typical Education Level

Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 20% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£19,169

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for furniture maker or other craft woodworker is £19,169

602 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 602. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

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Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for furniture maker or other craft woodworker roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £19,169 per year. That is about £1,597 per month or £9.83 per hour. New workers generally start on £12,830, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £42,065

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 602 people are employed in the region.

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