Wood Inlayer

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

Inlaying metal, hardwood, ivory, precious stone and like material in furniture, board, door etc. for decorative purposes

Studying sample and design for inlaying

Drawing and tracing designs on articles to be decorated

Cutting depressions in markings and scoops wood from places where inlaying is to be done, using chisels

Selecting material to be inlayed

Marking it for designing

Cutting, shaping, smoothening and sizing pieces as necessary with feet saw, planer, chisel sand paper, etc.

Applying glue and specific adhesive and inserting inlaying pieces in respective depressions

Ensuring to fill up gaps, if any in scooped portions with saw dust, colour

Ensuring permanent adherence of inlaid pieces in position

Surfacing smooth finish with files, planes and scrapes

Knowledge of wood inlaying

Well-versed in operating wood inlaying machines

Well-versed in wood inlaying techniques like designing, drawing, cutting, smoothening shape of wood, polishing, etc.

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

Knowledge of keeping inlaid plank under hand operated nipping press for about twelve hours to secure inlaid pieces in position

Knowledge of polishing inlaid article to high finish

Knowledge of sharpening inlay tools

Ability to focus for long hours

Diligent and hardworking

Physically fit


Dexterity of hands

Eye for detail

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), Both Leg (BL) and Hearing Impaired (HH)

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 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


Interior design studios across India

Home d?cor stores across India

Towns and cities across India