Furniture Making /Furnishing
Early career starts are available for students seeking a career in furniture making. Students can integrate a VET certificate in furniture making within a VCE or VCAL syllabus. if studied as a VCE VET Unit this subject is called Furnishing.
As with all good design and creativity, this craft begins with drawing and identifying construction methods and working within constraints. Master the art of hand-cut timber joints using industry standard hand-tools, power-tools and multi-cam computer controlled cutters. Develop complex skills in leg and rail methods, hinged doors and machine-cut timber joints. Understand best practice applications for new materials and finishes, including single pack surface coatings and plastic sheet laminates.