Wage and Hour Division (WHD)
Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations
23970 Woodcraft Worker
Makes and repairs high-grade wooden items such as fine cabinets and furniture. Studies blueprints or drawings of articles to be constructed or repaired, and plans sequence of cutting or shaping operations to be performed. Marks outline or dimensions of parts on paper or lumber stock, according to blueprint or drawing specifications. Matches materials for color, grain, or texture. Sets up and operates woodworking machines, such as power saws, jointer, mortiser, tenoner, molder, and shaper, to cut and shape parts from woodstock. Trims component parts of joints to insure snug fit, using hand tools, such as planes, chisels, or wood files. Bores holes for insertion of screws or dowels by hand or using boring machine. Glues, fits, and clamps parts and subassemblies together to form complete unit, using clamps or clamping machine. Drives nails or other fasteners into joints at designated places to reinforce joints. Sands and scrapes surfaces and joints of articles to prepare articles for finishing. May dip, brush, or spray assembled articles with protective or decorative materials, such as stain, varnish or paint. May install hardware, such as hinges, catches, and drawer pulls.