DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA
51-7021 Furniture Finishers
Occupational Description:Shape, finish, and refinish damaged, worn, or used furniture or new high-grade furniture to specified color or finish.
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Tasks for Furniture Finishers
- Disassembles item, masks areas adjacent to those being refinished, and removes accessories, using hand tools, to prepare for finishing.
- Finishes surfaces of new furniture pieces to replicate antiques by distressing surfaces with abrasives before staining.
- Brushes, sprays, or hand rubs finishing ingredients onto and into grain of wood.
- Spreads graining ink over metal portions of furniture to simulate wood-grain finish.
- Replaces and refurbishes upholstery of item, using tacks, adhesives, softeners, solvents, stains, or polish.
- Polishes, sprays, or waxes finished pieces to match surrounding finish.
- Stencils, gilds, embosses, or paints designs or borders on restored pieces to reproduce original appearance.
- Mixes finish ingredients to obtain desired color or shade of existing finish.
- Selects appropriate finishing ingredients, such as paint, stain, lacquer, shellac, or varnish, for wood surface.
- Examines furniture to determine extent of damage or deterioration and determines method of repair or restoration.
- Removes old finish and damaged or deteriorated parts, using hand tools, abrasives, or solvents.
- Treats warped or stained surfaces to restore original contour and color.
- Smoothes and shapes surfaces with sandpaper, pumice stone, steel wool, or chisel.
- Washes or bleaches surface to return to natural color or prepare for application of finish.
- Fills cracks, blemishes, or depressions and repairs broken parts, using plastic or wood putty, glue, nails, or screws.