401 Cabinetmaking

In the competition, a typical piece of furniture will be manufactured. The competitor must be able to use basic woodwork machinery and hand tools, as well as a CNC machine, appropriately and safely, and also schedule the various phases of the task. The finished product must be dimensionally accurate and meet all quality requirements as well as follow the schedule. The finished product should be fit for sale.

The competition products will be made from the materials available at the competition site in accordance with the drawings and instructions given. The competition is based on the requirements of the vocational qualification in crafts and design. The competition tasks are based on the requirements of the grade Excellent (K3) of this vocational qualification. Separate training can be provided for the competitors in programming and using a CNC machine.

Skill requirements (K3 level of the qualification, includes the skill requirements of task modules)

A successful competitor must master the basics of the vocational qualification in crafts and design:

  • machining, fitting, assembly and finishing tasks required in the furniture industry
  • basics of CNC programming
  • technical drawings and specifications
  • work safety
  • manufacturing a product
  • customer-oriented production
  • the basics of entrepreneurship and work ethics
  • the basics of sustainable development
  • ergonomics at work

Skill requirements:

  • reading drawings
  • drafting an assembly parts list
  • mastering the basic methods and structures in woodwork
  • material knowledge
  • mastering the basic tools and machines
  • hand tools and machines
  • the machining, fitting, assembly and finishing tasks required in the furniture industry
  • using and programming a CNC machine
  • work safety
  • the basics of furniture finishing
  • customer-oriented production