Cabinetmakers build, repair, finish and install residential and commercial cabinets, wooden furniture and architectural millwork using a variety of woods, laminates and other products. Cabinetmakers read drawings and specifications, and prepare layouts. They also set up and operate woodworking equipment, both power and computerized, to machine wood products and composite materials.
Designation Year: 1989
Designated Red Seal in: AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT
Trade title: Cabinetmaker, in AB, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT
Other titles used in provinces/territories: Joiner (BC)
View the most recent standard. This is the complete description of the activities of the Cabinetmaker trade. It is used as the basis for the Red Seal exams for this trade.
Discover the essential skills cabinetmakers need to succeed in their trade.
Find regional information about jobs, average wages, and other news at Explore Careers for the Cabinetmaker trade.
Learn what you need to do to Get Ready for your Red Seal Exam.
Try the sample Cabinetmaker examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.
Consult the Cabinetmaker Exam Counselling Sheet for a breakdown of the Red Seal examination.
Consult the Ellis Chart for a full breakdown of apprenticeship data from across Canada for the trade of Cabinetmaker.
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