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Furniture Finisher

81

Statewide
Job Postings
300th

Out of 439
Jobs In-Demand
1,310

Currently Employed
in Indiana
$12.38 - $15.90

Avg. Hourly Wage
Indiana
$12.01 - $18.30

Avg. Hourly Wage
USA
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Furniture Finisher - Indiana Regions Overview:

The graph above shows that there were 81 job postings for the occupation of Furniture Finisher in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Furniture Finisher. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.

What Furniture Finisher Do:

Shape, finish, and refinish damaged, worn, or used furniture or new high-grade furniture to specified color or finish.

Common Job Activities:

  • Mix finish ingredients to obtain desired colors or shades.
  • Brush, spray, or hand-rub finishing ingredients, such as paint, oil, stain, or wax, onto and into wood grain and apply lacquer or other sealers.
  • Smooth, shape, and touch up surfaces to prepare them for finishing, using sandpaper, pumice stones, steel wool, chisels, sanders, or grinders.
  • Examine furniture to determine the extent of damage or deterioration, and to decide on the best method for repair or restoration.
  • Paint metal surfaces electrostatically, or by using a spray gun or other painting equipment.
  • Recommend woods, colors, finishes, and furniture styles, using knowledge of wood products, fashions, and styles.
  • Select appropriate finishing ingredients such as paint, stain, lacquer, shellac, or varnish, depending on factors such as wood hardness and surface type.
  • Remove old finishes and damaged or deteriorated parts, using hand tools, stripping tools, sandpaper, steel wool, abrasives, solvents, or dip baths.
  • Fill and smooth cracks or depressions, remove marks and imperfections, and repair broken parts, using plastic or wood putty, glue, nails, or screws.
  • Follow blueprints to produce specific designs.
  • Distress surfaces with woodworking tools or abrasives before staining to create an antique appearance, or rub surfaces to bring out highlights and shadings.
  • Disassemble items to prepare them for finishing, using hand tools.
  • Wash surfaces to prepare them for finish application.
  • Remove accessories prior to finishing, and mask areas that should not be exposed to finishing processes or substances.
  • Treat warped or stained surfaces to restore original contours and colors.
  • Confer with customers to determine furniture colors or finishes.
  • Replace or refurbish upholstery of items, using tacks, adhesives, softeners, solvents, stains, or polish.
  • Remove excess solvent, using cloths soaked in paint thinner.
  • Stencil, gild, emboss, mark, or paint designs or borders to reproduce the original appearance of restored pieces, or to decorate new pieces.
  • Design, create, and decorate entire pieces or specific parts of furniture, such as draws for cabinets.
  • Brush bleaching agents on wood surfaces to restore natural color.
  • Spread graining ink over metal portions of furniture to simulate wood-grain finish.

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