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Furniture Finisher

Kaiwhakaoti Taonga Rākau

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Furniture finishers prepare the final surface of items of furniture and apply stain, lacquer, paint, oil or wax.

Pay

Furniture finishers with no experience usually earn

$34K-37K per year

Qualified furniture finishers usually earn

$40K-$60K per year

Source: Competenz, 2017.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a furniture finisher are average due to increasing apprenticeship opportunities, but the occupation is small.
Furniture finisher sanding a chair

Furniture finishers sand down furniture before applying protective wood stain finishes (Photo: Competenz)

Last updated 28 September 2018