Cabinetmaking

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Cabinetmaking is a specialized branch of carpentry that

offers instruction in designing and building custom furniture,

cabinets and countertops using fine woods and advanced

joinery. A major part of the cabinetmaker’s job is to set up and

operate a variety of woodworking machines in order to craft

kitchen cabinets, vanities, doors, stairs, tables, desks, chairs,

etc. A cabinetmaker learns to draw and read blueprints to

determine specific material needs, from the type of wood to the

required finish.
 

SUCCESS PROFILE

Important attributes of the cabinetmaker include good

eye-hand coordination, patience, precision and a respect for

fine workmanship. Good reading skills, as well as a basic

knowledge of math and geometry, are needed for

understanding blueprints.
 

MAJOR UNITS OF INSTRUCTION

·         Safety/Orientation

·         Hand Tools/Power Tools

·         Wood Identification

·         Blueprint Reading

·         Cabinet Construction

·         Furniture Construction
 

POTENTIAL CAREERS

·         Cabinetmaker

·         Furniture Maker

·         Millworker

·         Kitchen Remodeler

·         Sprayer/Finisher

·         Patternmaker

·         Furniture Designer
 

EMPLOYMENT AREAS

·         Cabinet Shops

·         Furniture Shops

·         Furniture Repair Shops

·         Customized Kitchen Shops

·         Remodeling Contractors

The Upper Bucks County Technical School will not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, handicap, race, color, national origin, religion, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification in its educational programs, activities, or employment. The school will also take steps to assure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational programs. This policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, amended 2004 and Title II of Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008. For information about rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator, at Upper Bucks County Technical School, 3115 Ridge Road, Perkasie, PA 18944. Phone: 215-795-2911. For information regarding services, activities and facilities that are accessible to and usable by disabled persons, contact 215-795-2911.
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