Profession frame maker
Frame makers build frames, mostly out of wood, for pictures and mirrors. They discuss the specifications with customers and build or adjust the frame accordingly. They cut, shape and join the wooden elements and treat them to obtain the desired colour and protect them from corrosion and fire. They cut and fit the glass into the frame. In some cases, they carve and decorate the frames. They may also repair, restore or reproduce older or antique frames.
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- Types of wood
Types of wood, such as birch, pine, poplar, mahogany, maple and tulipwood.
- Organic building materials
The types and processing of organic materials to build products or parts of products.
- Operate wood sawing equipment
Operate various machinery and equipment to cut wood in different sizes and shapes.
- Match frames to pictures
Choose the appropriate frame to suit the picture taking different aspects into account such as style and colour.
- Build picture frames
Build the rigid structure, most working with wood, that encloses pictures and mirrors or holds canvasses for painting.
- Apply wood finishes
Use a variety of techniques to finish wood. Paint, varnish and stain wood to improve its function, durability, or appearance.
- Cut glass
Use glass cutting tools or diamond blades to cut pieces out of glass plates, including mirrors.
- Create wood joints
Use the proper tools and processes to create the joints where multiple pieces of wood fit together.
- Manipulate glass
Manipulate the properties, shape and size of glass.
- Apply a protective layer
Apply a layer of protective solutions such as permethrine to protect the product from damage such as corrosion, fire or parasites, using a spray gun or paintbrush.
- Sand wood
Use sanding machines or hand tools to remove paint or other substances from the surface of the wood, or to smoothen and finish the wood.
- Manipulate wood
Manipulate the properties, shape and size of wood.
- Create smooth wood surface
Shave, plane and sand wood manually or automatically to produce a smooth surface.