Architectural woodworkers specialize in designing, crafting, producing and testing specialty wood products such as musical instruments, ornate cabinets and designer furniture. Architectural woodworkers are multi-taskers. They are knowledgeable about all of the processes involved in creating specialty woodwork, including cutting, shaping, smoothening and polishing the wood items. They set up, operate and maintain all of the little and large equipment they use, from lathes, routers and planers to shapers, sanders and wood-nailing machines.
You must be skilled in using a wide variety of specialized tools and devices to pursue a career as an architectural woodworker. Manual dexterity, keep observation and design skills and a thorough understanding about the different types of wood and their properties are essential in this role.
When going to the interview for an architectural woodworker job, make sure you have a portfolio that showcases some of your most impressive work. The interviewer will want to know some more about what triggered your interest in this field and what are your ultimate goals as an architectural woodworker. Answering all questions confidently and convincingly will speak volumes about your passion and expertise in this field and will increase your chances of landing the job.