Cabinet Maker


Furniture Maker

The tasks of a Cabinet Maker is expected to perform include:

Making high class wooden furniture such as ward-robes, dressing tables, sofa sets, radio cabinets etc.

Designing according to specifications using power and hand tools

Studying drawing and samples

Selecting timber and calculating quantity required

Marking cuts and shaping oversized pieces to required dimensions by sawing, planing, etc.

Making necessary joints such as dove-tail, tenon-mortise, half lap, etc.

Checking joints frequently and finishing them ensuring firmness and correct fitting

Assembling parts for trial, rectifying defects if any and then dismantling them for further work

Finishing inside portions, which cannot be worked after assembling

Smoothening of outer portions using plane, shaver (tools), etc.

Applying glue in joints and re-assembling parts step by step

Securing joints with dowels (wooden or bamboo pins), screwing and nailing as required

Fixing hinges, brackets etc. where necessary

Finishing outer surface by filling holes

Cracking with putty and using different grades of sand papers to ensure better polish

Sharpening his own tools

Knowledge of cabinet making process

Well-versed in wooden furniture making machines

Adept at wood furniture tools like gluing, drilling, dowelling, nailing screwing etc.

Ability to bend wooden part to required shape

Ability to use tools like brackets, hinges, etc.

Knowledge of fixing metal and other fittings on furniture body

Knowledge of polishing and varnishing furniture

Eye for detail

Ability to focus for long hours

Diligent and hardworking

Physically fit


It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

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

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Working hours are 8/10 hours everyday for 6 days a week. This may vary from factory to factory

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

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health risks include exposure to wood dust, sap and oils, mold and fungus, chemical additives, toxic solvents and adhesives, vibration, noise, etc.

Occupational hazards include irritation in eyes, smashed fingers and toes, muscular strains, etc.

For freshers - INR 5,000 to INR 5,500 per month

For candidates with 2-3 years of experience - INR 5,500 to INR 6,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Furniture Industry in India

The furniture industry in India is generating a turnover of 3,500 crore per annum. The industry grows by 20 % in coming times. The furniture industry has become a great pride for the nation to hold a magnificent impact for its fine arts and marvellous works. The foreign market feels content and confident as the Indian furniture companies add growth of the industry. India holds a magnificent place in the world market for Indian furniture in fine arts and superb works.

Size of Indian furniture

The un-organized sector for the furniture market is at 10 % and growing at about 35 % CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate). Furniture segment compromises of 65 % of the home market and 35 % of institutions. The entire home d?cor category spends furniture accounts about 68 % of the share while remaining 32 % comprises of furnishing and home investments. Imported furniture constitutes to 85 % of the total organized furniture. India imports furniture from Italy, Germany, Spain, China, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, etc. there is growth in Indian furniture sector. As of the statistics, in 2006 the Indian market is estimated to be worth US$1, 358 million. About 11 % of this wooden furniture is imported and are growing at 50 % to 60 % every year. India was the largest furniture importer in the world 2004-2005 with a 17 % share in the furniture imports worldwide.

Local tradition and culture contributed to the furthest development of ornamental woodwork for palaces, temples, public houses, and work of arts. The tradition of using wooden furniture for home came into late existence. In India, offices and hotels had furniture from the beginning but the home furniture came gradually, where it started with a chair, sofa, bed and then the dining table. But now-a-days the usage of wooden goods in home also increased, as people started using wood for decorating, furnishing cupboards and etc. Thus the Indian furniture market grew from the ground level to now and which will further develop in future days.

Wooden furniture manufacturers across India


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