Alessandro, a furniture designer, spends his typical day designing furniture, communicating with the factory and with his customers. He became interested in furniture design after taking woodworking classes as part of his architecture school. After working as an architect for some time, he returned to furniture design and eventually started his own company.
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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