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Working in wood to create high quality furniture and units, showing skill and an aesthetic understanding of design and finish.

Cabinetmaking could be for you if you like:

  • Being creative
  • Craftsmanship
  • Making things
  • Using tools

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Why choose Cabinetmaking?

WorldSkills has opened many doors for me in my career. It has provided me with experience that few people my age have. Competing has changed my outlook on how I view myself and my work.
— Daniel Berrios, Competitor at WorldSkills Leipzig 2013

More about Cabinetmaking

Craftsmanship is at the heart of cabinetmaking. In an age of mass production the cabinetmaker produces lasting work designed to be appreciated for many generations. Cabinetmakers must combine creativity and innovation with precision and accuracy and demonstrate a high appreciation of how to use the beauty of wood to best effect.

Cabinetmaking in action

Recent medallists in Cabinetmaking

WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

  • Photo of CHIN-HAO CHENG


    Chinese Taipei

  • Photo of Sven Bürki

    Sven Bürki


  • Photo of Fabio Serpa

    Fabio Serpa


  • Photo of Angus Bruce-Gardner

    Angus Bruce-Gardner

    United Kingdom

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Standards Specification

The WorldSkills Standards Specification specifies the knowledge, understanding and specific skills that underpin international best practice in technical and vocational performance. It should reflect a shared global understanding of what the associated work role(s) or occupation(s) represent for industry and business.

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