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Furniture finishers finish new wood or metal furniture to specified colour and finish. They are employed in furniture manufacturing plants, retail furniture stores or refinishing and repair shops. Furniture refinishers refinish repaired, used or old furniture. They are employed in furniture refinishing and repair shops or they may be self-employed.
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- Set up and operate finishing machines or finish furniture by hand
- Stain or finish wood to specified colour with stains, paints or other materials using brush or spray gun
- Apply toners, highlights, glazes or shaders to obtain desired finish
- Apply lacquer or other sealers
- Decorate wood surfaces or mark surfaces to create antique or other effects using hand and power tools
- Clean and polish furniture
- Sand metal furniture to prepare for finish and spray with paint or other materials.
- Strip old finish from wood surfaces using steel wool, sandpaper and solvents
- Smooth gouges with wood filler and sand wood
- Match colours to obtain original finish and apply appropriate finish to stripped wood
- Polish and wax refinished surfaces
- Sand or grind metal surfaces to prepare for coating, and paint metal surfaces using electrostatic method, spray gun or other painting equipment
- Make minor repairs to furniture
- May perform duties of furniture finisher.
Abbotsford, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Langley, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, White Rock, Gibsons, Mission, Aldergrove, Brunswick Beach, Crescent, Crescent Beach, Cultus Lake, Elgin, Fort Langley, Grandview, Lions Bay, McMillan Island, Ocean Park, South Surrey, Sunnyside, Willoughby
Outlook & Prospects for Furniture Finishers and Refinishers in Lower Mainland - Southwest Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Feb 24 - Feb 28, 2014
- The Northwest Stave River hydroelectric facility has begun commercial operation. The 17.5 megawatt plant, located near Mission BC, will generate enough electricity to power more than 5,500 BC homes.
- Hollyburn Gardens, a 49-unit rental development proposed for West Vancouver, would provide an alternative to the large single-family homes in the area. If approved, construction could begin in mid to late 2015.
- If BC school districts are required to follow the recent BC Supreme Court ruling, the Langley School District will need to hire 228 full-time teachers. In addition, Maple Ridge would require 36 classroom teachers and 22 non-enrolling teachers.
- The Joseph and Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre has received $1.5M in funding from Taseko Mines Ltd. Construction on the $84.5M centre is expected to begin in October and will be completed by May 2017.
- Vancouver city council is in favor of a $1.5B development plan for Oakridge Centre mall. The plan would turn the mall into a mini-city, with 40 storeys and 2,900 apartments, as well as a library, daycare, and artificial lake.
- Cellar Jazz Club, Vancouver¿s only full-time jazz club, is closing its doors. The club, which has been included on Downbeat Magazine¿s list of the top jazz clubs in the world, is considering re-opening in a new downtown location.
- As part of a nationwide layoff, United Airlines is cutting 84 positions in Vancouver. The airline reported that the cuts are to facilitate a more efficient and financially sustainable business.
- Vancouver's Save On Meats diner and butcher shop has reopened after being closed since September 2013. The Diner has finalized a long-term training project with Vancouver Community College and the City of Vancouver.
- Gener8 Digital Media Corp, a Vancouver-based company that converts movies from 2D to 3D has doubled its number of staff, from 100 to 200, since October 2013. The company expects to hire 40 to 50 additional employees by the end of March.
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