Thomas, a wooden sign maker, describes the challenges of his job, what he likes most, his key decisions, how difficult getting into the industry is, and work-life balance. He is one of the few people on his island who makes personalized wooden signs, and he has been able to create signs for people all over the world.
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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