Furniture Finisher

Wood Model Maker

Cane Furniture Maker

The tasks a Caner is expected to perform include:

Interweaving cane strips to make the seat, back etc., of chairs, sofa sets and similar furniture

Soaking the pre-cut rattan stakes (rods) in water to soften and bleach

Removing the splints and splitting them into strips of the desired size and thickness

Interlacing strips through and around the frame of the furniture to be made according to the pattern

Cutting off and concealing or weaving together the loose ends to finish the edges

Winding wickers around the joints to strengthen and conceal them

Ability to make or repair items made of cane, such as furniture

Well-versed in using tools like a knife, chisel, scissors, cutting machine, etc.

Knowledge of wood preservation and repair is required

Proficient in drawing, designing and joinery

Physically fit

Manual dexterity

Finger and thumb agility

Knowledge of weaving a particular article

Attention to detail

Creative thinking

It requires one to sit and work

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is available

Working hours
Handicraft and carpet units usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from unit to unit

Shift system maybe available

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Legs (BL), those who are Blind (B), have Low Vision (LV) and are Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards may include minor injuries to hands and fingers, back aches, tiredness, etc.

Health risks include possible injuries due to handling cane strips, nails, cutting tools, etc.

For fresher - INR 140 to INR 200 per day

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 200 to INR 300 per day

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Employment Prospects and Significant Growth of the Indian Handicrafts Industry

The story of Indian Handicrafts dates back to one of the oldest civilizations of the world. Indian handicrafts represent beauty, dignity, form and style. In the 1970?s, the government initiated the preservation of crafts, skill upgrade, and the addressed challenges the sector was facing. However the focus shifted to export in the later decades. It plays a significant role in the country?s economy and provides employment to more than 7.3 million people; mostly from rural and semi-urban areas.

Today, handicrafts and handcrafted gift items manufactured and exported from India are much sought after and have established an unsurpassable reputation in the international market. According to provisional data, the exports of Indian handicrafts in the period of April?August 2014-15 has shown an increase of US$ 256.32 million, which is about 18.06 per cent over the same period in 2013-14. Based on historical trends, the handicrafts sector is expected to grow by 16 per cent during 2013?17 and by another 16 per cent during 2017?22.

Furniture making units across India


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