An insight into the career of a cabinetmaker

Being a woodworker is a career that is attracting more and more people who wish to go into a crafts related career or students who wish to enter into a vocational career path. A look at the characteristics of the profession and the training needed we explain you how to become a craftsman.

What is a cabinetmaker?

A cabinetmaker works with ebony wood to make a piece of furniture. This is a job that requires creative talent as well as design. Furniture is made according to customer’s orders, or old or worn furniture is restored. Become part of the biggest professional community in France: artisans. A furniture maker works in a workshop to create and build their products.


Become a carpenter Nice, in the Alpes Maritimes region thanks to a CAP from the Lycée Professionnel de Don Bosco.

What training is involved to become a cabinetmaker?

To become an ebony worker, studies are undertaken over two years, with a third accessible after obtaining the CAP (an apprenticeship) which can then lead to a professional BAC in art, specialising in furniture. Certain paths can even lead to a BAC+2 for training available from the Chamber of Trades and Craftsmanship.
If you are interested by this career, it is possible to have the necessary training on the French Riviera in professional high schools.

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