Wood Carver

The tasks of a Wood Carver, Hand is expected to perform include:

Carving floral and artistic designs on wooden surfaces for decorative purposes using fine chisels and hand tools

Studying sketches and dimensions of ornamental designs to be carved

Finishing and smoothening required portion of wood surface

Visualising finished product and transferring design on wood surface by tracing over drawing and carbon paper with pencil and stylers

Clamping furniture part and wood piece in vice

Roughing out design by cutting along marked lines on wood using chisels and mallet

Carving chisels, gravers, gauges, files etc. and determining sequence of their use according to intricacy of design

Cutting trimming and touching up roughed out design to desired finish using hand tools

Stippling tool with mallet to stipple design

Verifying dimensions of carving

Making holes to provide for inlay work

Smoothening carved designs by rubbing with sand papers of different grades

Knowledge of wood carving

Well-versed in operating wood carving machines

Proficient in wood carving techniques like sketching designs, drawing, cutting, colouring, painting, etc.

Ability to use wood carving tools like chisel, gravers, gauges, files, etc.

Knowledge of polishing finished article

Knowledge of drawing full size design from sample or imagination for tracing on wood

Knowledge of designing and sharpening carving tools

Eye for detail

Ability to focus for long hours

Diligent and hardworking

Physically fit


Dexterity of hands

It needs one to be on their toes

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 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?

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health risks include exposure to wooden dust, electrocution, fire, chemical additives, toxic solvents, adhesives, etc.

Occupational hazards may include irritation in eyes, hand pain, muscular pain, spinal pain, etc.

For freshers - INR 150 - INR 250 per day

For candidates with 2-3 years of experience - INR 150 - INR 250 per day

(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


Interior design studios across India

Home decor stores across India

Towns and cities across India

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Government Institute of Cottage Industries

Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University

Sai Institute of Carving

Lalit Kalashetra

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