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Cabinetmaking in action

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

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.

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

Recent medallists in Cabinetmaking

WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition

  • Photo of Suil Kwon

    Suil Kwon


  • Photo of Dexin Li

    Dexin Li


  • Photo of James Boyes

    James Boyes

    United Kingdom

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Occupational Standard

The WorldSkills Occupational Standard 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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