Bespoke furniture maker

Bespoke furniture maker

Produce and assemble bespoke pieces of furniture to meet individual customers’ requirements

As an apprentice bespoke furniture maker, you’ll interact with a range of people including designers, production/manufacturing managers, quality technicians, production leaders and product developers. You’ll need to work closely with designers and installation teams. Bespoke furniture makers will work alone or within small teams with other makers and will be responsible for liaising with colleagues and suppliers and in some roles with customers. You’ll be responsible for interpreting and challenging designs and offering solutions, selecting appropriate materials, making the components and assembling pieces of furniture using machinery and hand production techniques. As a bespoke furniture maker, you’ll also produce prototypes to help bring designs to life, and produce complex jigs and templates. Materials you’ll work with include wood, metals, glass, plastics, fabric, finishes and other relevant materials.


Duration: 24 months

Relevant school subjects: DT and art

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £20,000

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