Frame Maker

Frame makers are involved in the building and repairing of wooden cabinets, beds, couches, chairs and other high grade furniture.

They are responsible for the designing, building and repairing of sturdy frames to be used in these various products. Great emphasis is placed on the engineering of such frames.

The work of frame makers involves machine and handwork. This includes working with wood as well as modern materials such as melamine. The frame makers work in a workshop or on the site where cabinets have to be installed.


  • furniture manufacturers

  • cabinetmakers

  • kitchen manufacturers

  • building contractors

  • self-employment, with enough experience, initiative and capital, can open own woodworking factory

Getting Started

  • try to obtain holiday or part-time work as a helper to a frame maker

  • get information about learnership programmes in your area


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