Wood Polisher

Wood Polishman

Minimum Graduate

Atleast 1-2 years of relevant experience

The tasks a Wood Polisher is expected to perform include:

Cleaning, smoothening and polishing furniture and other manufactured wooden articles to required shade and finish using sand paper, filler, polishing compound, etc.

Filling joints, knots holes etc. with putty or plaster

Cleaning furniture piece or article to be polished with chemical or sand paper

Finishing surface by filing, scraping and rubbing with sand paper

Preparing ground (base) by applying filler or staining (coating with special coloured material) as required and refinishing surface with sand paper

Applying polish on finished surface using soft cloth or cotton and rubbing it with fine sand paper, soft cloth or polishing leather to secure desired gloss and finish

Ensuring uniform finish everywhere of furniture or article polished

Proficient in cleaning, smoothening and polishing furniture and other manufactured wooden articles to required shade and finish

Knowledge of polishing articles with chemical or sand paper

Proficient in filing, scraping and rubbing with sand paper

Knowledge of securing desired gloss and finishing using soft cloth or polishing leather

Well-versed in filling joints, knots holes etc. with putty or plaster

Knowledge of using sand paper, filler, polishing compound, etc.

Well-versed in different types of woods and polishing techniques to be used

Knowledge of using wood pillar or chalk powder along with french polish for polishing costly articles

Knowledge of painting cane articles with hand brush

Knowledge of preparing own polishing material

Team player

Good judgement and dexterity

Good hand-eye coordination

Diligent and hardworking


Problem solving skills

Eye for detail

Accuracy in work

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 10/12 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week. This may vary from workshop to workshop

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health hazards include exposure to wood, wood dust, sharp blades and tools, chemical additives, heavy lifting, etc.

Occupational hazards include injuries, cuts, respiratory problems, skin irritants, etc.

For freshers - INR 8,000 to INR 15,000 per month

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 35,000 to INR 40,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Ovrview of the Wood & Carpentry Sector in Indiae

India is a land of wonderful and marvellous artistic work of wood which is being appreciated worldwide. The rich Indian handicraft and beautiful traditional attributes of art and design have established a reputation of Indian Furniture Industry in the nation and worldwide

Indian furniture market is estimated to be worth US$ 7,922 million. Of this, wooden furniture accounts for US$ 1,358 million. The major part of this industry, approximately 85 per cent is in the unorganised sector. Wood accounts for nearly 65 per cent of all furniture made in India. This includes several types of indigenous wood, as well as imported wood.

Furniture produced in India falls into two broad categories, depending on the end user; domestic furniture meant for home use and commercial furniture meant for the office and hospitality sectors. Domestic furniture represents almost two-thirds of the total output. Manufacturers in the domestic sector typically try to differentiate on the basis of design variety and price, while in the commercial space, having a strong and reliable brand is important.

Home furniture is the largest segment in the Indian furniture market, accounting for about 65 per cent of furniture sales. This is followed by, the office furniture segment with a 20 per cent share and the contract segment, accounting for the remaining 15 per cent.

With the steady growth in the Indian economy and the consequent rise in living standards, the demand for furniture is expected to increase in India. The three key drivers that will have a significant impact on the sector are: Changing consumer demographics, Real estate/housing boom and Tourism and hospitality industry growth. The Indian wooden furniture industry is expected to grow by 20 percent in coming times.

The furniture industry in India currently employs a total of around 300,000 workers and with the growing furniture demand there will be huge employment opportunity in Indian wood and carpentry segment.

Wooden furniture and goods manufacturers across India

Towns and cities across India