Furniture Finisher

Furniture Finishers apply finishes, such as stain, lacquer, paint, oil and varnish, to furniture, and polish and wax finished furniture surfaces.
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    Overview

    Furniture Finishers apply finishes, such as stain, lacquer, paint, oil and varnish, to furniture, and polish and wax finished furniture surfaces.

    Day-to-day

    • studies drawings, work orders and sample parts to determine specifications
    • determines tool and machine requirements and sequence of operations
    • sets up woodworking machines and wood stock for correct cutting, planning, turning, shaping and sanding
    • operates machines to cut, plane, turn, shape and sand work pieces
    • removes old finishes by stripping with steel wool and glasspaper, and by applying solvents and paint strippers, and removing softened finishes by scraping
    • applies varnish, shellac, lacquer, stains and paint to surfaces and polishes and waxes finished surfaces.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding

    To become a Furniture Finisher

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