Cabinet making

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Cabinet making, also spelled cabinetmaking[1] or "cabinet-making" with a hyphen,[2] is the use of fine woodworking skills to make cabinets and furniture.

Cabinetmakers learn to use the tools of the cabinet making trade.[1]

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There were few full-time furniture makers in England or America until the last half of the 17th century.[3]

In the 18th century, some European cabinetmakers became well known.[2] Cabinet making was an essential trade for the early colonists of america. It was a huge money maker. They made furniture like cabinets, chairs, doors, drawers, cupboards, bed frames, tables, and many more. They used gimlets, gouges, bow saws, chisels, braces, and hack saws to make their furniture. The wood they used was oak, maple, cypress, chestnut, and yellow pine.

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Seattle Central Community College, "Cabinetmaking"; retrieved 2012-11-26.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Melikian, Souren. "Cabinet-Making Team That Dazzled the Elite," New York Times. November 23, 2012; retrieved 2012-11-26.
  3. Colonial Williamsburg, "Cabinetmaker"; retrieved 2012-11-26.

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