Cabinet makers are specialized carpenters who create functional and attractive wood items such as furniture, cabinets, doors and wood trims.
Over the course of their time in the program, students learn about the properties of different types of wood while mastering different hand and power tools used in the trade. Students also learn to operate computerized equipment that is used in modern manufacturing to assist in the design and production of wood components used in custom woodwork.
Some schools offer State-Approved (Chapter-74) programs in Cabinetmaking. These programs provide all of the training required to begin entry-level work in the field. Other schools may offer a more condensed version of this training, which has been designed at the local level. This is known as Non-Chapter 74 or "Perkins-Only." Learn more about the difference between State-Approved and Local CTE programs.
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Last Updated: September 14, 2022
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