You want to be a cabinetmaker. You want to use woodworking equipment to build and repair fixtures and furniture made of wood or wood substitutes, sometimes with specialized layouts and patterns.
But you need to learn more, like how to cut, shape, mould and assemble wooden components, or how to apply veneer, stain, polish or plastic laminates to finished surfaces. Maybe you want to know more about custom-made products, how to estimate material quantities and costs or how to assemble the product by gluing, clamping, dowelling, nailing and screwing pieces together.
Here are some of the other subjects covered in the Cabinetmaker apprenticeship program at NAIT:
- creating detailed drawings and producing shop drawings
- sanding wooden surfaces
- operating and programming Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) equipment