Cabinet makers work with hand tools and modern, computer-controlled wood machining systems. They build furniture and fixtures, such as the modular flat-pack panels used in kitchens and bathrooms. Furniture makers create custom-built fine furniture or volume production timber items using traditional techniques.
TAFE SA qualifications in furniture finishing will prepare you for work in a modern field such as kitchens and commercial interiors, or in a more traditional environment such as restoration and preservation. A furniture finisher complements and provides the wow factor to a finished item of furniture. It’s an important part of the furnishing industry and there's a high demand for qualified and experienced furniture finishers.
In a TAFE SA timber machining course, you’ll learn the skills and knowledge to work with timber to produce cabinetry and furniture. Topics include how to set up and operate basic static machines, working with a range of hand and power tools, interpreting work documents, and creating computer-aided production drawings.
Carpentry qualifications from TAFE SA prepare you for a range of woodworking careers. Examples include building construction, cabinet making, wood machining, furniture making, upholstery, glazing and flooring. Topics include safe work practices, interpreting plans, using power tools, making measurements, planning and costing.
Carpentry and Furniture Making
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