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Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations

09110 Furniture Repairer, Minor

Repairs surface defects of finished wood and metal furniture, using the following methods: (1) Repairs defects in finish of wooden furniture. Fills holes and cracks with shellac or wax, using heated blade to melt and spread wax and shellac. Removes varnish and smooths cracks and scratches with sandpaper. Applies stain to match furniture surface and varnish to protect surface, using brush or spray gun. Smooths and shapes repaired surface with sandpaper, pumice stone, steel wool, or chisel. Nails, screws, or glues broken or split parts together. Rubs glossy spots with pumice stone and oil, and polishes dull spots with wax to match surrounding finish. Dabs moistened cloth to and presses heated blade against dents and scratches to draw indentations to surface. May chisel out defective sections and replace them with patch matching color and grain. (2) Repairs damaged metal furniture. Welds cracks, using acetylene torch. Files scrapes, or sands parts to remove dirt, paint, or rust. Melts solder into holes and cracks. Grinds solder until smooth and flush with surrounding metal, using portable grinder. Bends or hammers dented or twisted parts to original shape. Tightens or replaces loose screws, nuts and bolts. Replaces missing or broken parts, e.g., hinges, door and drawer handles, latches, and furniture arms and legs.