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What does a cabinet maker do?

The term 'cabinet maker' seems to be pretty self-explanatory - it is someone who makes custom cabinets - but it is so much more than that. Cabinet makers are highly talented professionals who have extensive experience working with different materials, mainly wood, to create detailed and customised options for varying purposes.

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Due to the misinformation about cabinet makers and what they do, we thought we would put together a little information to let you know exactly what a cabinet maker is and what they complete. If you have any further questions regarding using a professional cabinet maker for your kitchen renovation, give Haddon Kitchens a call on 07 3204 0399 and we can answer any questions you may have.

What is a cabinet maker?

The definition of a cabinet maker has changed considerably over the years, as cabinet makers used to make any and every piece of furniture until the creation of industrial design. These days, a cabinet maker is someone who makes custom-made cabinets and other pieces with various kinds of wood.

If you are wondering what the different between a carpenter and a cabinet maker, check out our information page Cabinet Maker vs Carpenter.

What do cabinet makers do?

Cabinet makes complete a variety of work generally from wood-based materials. This can include making cabinets, wall units, wine racks, wardrobes, bars and draws, as well as make and repair furniture and reproduce antique furniture.

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What kinds of tasks do cabinet makers complete?

You could find a cabinet maker completing any one of the following tasks, plus many many more:

  • Preparing customised drawings with exact specifications.
  • Select the appropriate wood in line with a customer's requirements.
  • Prepare materials to make them ready for use.
  • Repair damaged or ageing furniture.
  • Mark out and shape varying pieces to put together.
  • Make templates and/or prototypes for the production of furniture.
  • Installing the product once it is complete.
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How do you become a cabinet maker?

In order to become a cabinet maker, you must complete a 3-4 year apprenticeship and attend on-the-job training. Various states and territories across Australia have different requirements, so ensure you check the process is directly applicable to your location.

When would you need the help of a cabinet maker?

There are a variety of reasons that you may require the services of a cabinet maker, including:

  • Renovations including kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and laundry spaces.
  • Shop fittings.
  • Creation of specialised office furniture.
  • Boatmaking.
  • Make or repair furniture.

This list is not exhaustive - there are plenty of other reasons you may require the services of a cabinet maker!

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If you would like to know more about cabinet makers and what they do, give Haddon Kitchens a call on 07 3204 0399 and we would be happy to assist. We are experts when it comes to cabinet making in Brisbane, so get in contact now!


Resources:

Wikipedia (Cabinetry): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabinetry

ATEP (What do cabinet makers do?): http://www.atep.org.au/for-jobseekers/vocational-flyers/what-do-cabinet-makers-do/

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