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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.


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 apprenticeship opportunities increasing, but the trade is small.
Jason Akuhata Brown inspects a chair.

Furniture finishers apply protective coatings and finishes to pieces of furniture

Last updated 11 April 2018