To work as a furniture finisher, you typically need to:
- have a high school diploma or equivalent; and
- complete short-term, on-the-job training.
Education after high school
Some furniture finishers take programs in woodworking. Professional-technical and two-year colleges offer these programs.
Most furniture finishers learn their skills informally on the job. During on-the-job training, you learn how to:
- set up and clear equipment;
- read blueprints;
- apply finish products to furniture; and
- operate machines.
Training generally lasts up to one month.