Furniture maker or other craft woodworker
- 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
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for furniture maker or other craft woodworker is £19,169
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.
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.