Cabinetmakers use a variety of woods and laminates to construct and repair wooden cabinets, furniture, fixtures and related products.
They are employed by furniture manufacturing or repair companies, construction companies and cabinetmaking contractors, or they may be self-employed.
Completion of high school is usually required.
Completion of a 4-year apprenticeship program or a combination of over 4 years of work experience in the trade and some high school or college courses in cabinetmaking is usually required to be eligible for trade certification.
Trade certification is available, but voluntary, in all provinces and territories.
Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified cabinetmakers upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.
For more information on careers as a Cabinet Maker, please contact SATCC.