Woodworker Job Description


Responsible for producing, designing, crafting, and testing wood products such as cabinets, musical instruments, and furniture using specialized tools.

Primary responsibilities

  • Design, produce, and test wood products.
  • Build furniture using hand tools.
  • Use automated machinery, such as computerized numerical control (CNC) machines.
  • Perform work in high production assembly line facility.
  • Set up, operate, and tend drill presses, lathes, shapers, routers, sanders, planers, and wood-nailing machines.
  • Cut, shape, and smooth wooden parts.
  • Verify dimensions using caliper or rule.
  • Add fasteners and adhesives and connect the pieces to form a complete unit.
  • Sand products using sander or sandpaper.
  • Stain or coat products with lacquer or varnish.
  • Set products out to dry.
  • Operate specialized pieces of woodworking machinery.
  • Work to preserve antiques.
  • Design and create sets of cabinets that are customized for particular spaces.
  • Create wooden accents and trim.
  • Create scale models of products or buildings that are used in construction
  • Construct dies used in castings.
  • Complete all stages of woodworking process.
  • Ensure wood isn't warped, cracked, or swollen.
  • Repair wooden furniture, cabinets, and other wood products.
  • Apply paint to raw wood.

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