Sarah, a Violin Maker and Restorer, describes what she loves most about her job, its challenges, her "aha!" moment, and work-life balance. At some point she realized that she was much better at working with her hands than with studying.
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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