Bernice, owns an antique furniture restoration business, describes why she loves her work, the key theme/realization in her life and career, and advise on pursuing the path of a furniture restorer. When you repair a piece carved from a tree that grew for 200 years, it feels like you're giving the tree an extended life.
Woodworkers build a variety of products, such as cabinets and furniture, using wood. Furniture finishers shape, finish, and refinish damaged and worn furniture. They often work with antiques and must judge how to best preserve and repair them. They also do the staining and sealing at the end of the process of making wooden products.
Furniture finishers shape, finish, and refinish damaged, worn, or used furniture or new high-grade furniture to specified color or finish.
1-3 years of training is required for woodworking. Less for furniture finishing.
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