Definition of cabinetmaker in US English:



  • A skilled joiner who makes furniture or similar high-quality woodwork.

    • ‘The company converted 10 cattle farms - about 12,000 acres - where they plant and harvest a wide assortment of species to sell to furniture designers, cabinetmakers, and architects.’
    • ‘In 1738 he employed two silverers, a beveler, a journeyman glass cutter, a sculptor, three cabinetmakers, a journeyman cabinetmaker, and a shop clerk.’
    • ‘Table saws allow you to cut all kinds of lumber and plywood with great accuracy, safety and ease, I've owned three over the last 20 years, and used a half-dozen other machines while working professionally as a cabinetmaker and carpenter.’
    • ‘Less exalted were the humble whittlers, and in between were joiners and cabinetmakers, who were the only woodworkers paid for their efforts.’
    • ‘Furniture and cabinetmakers often apply a very thin layer of hardwood over a less-expensive base material.’
    • ‘Architecture and the fine and decorative arts meet within the picture frame: its design and execution have involved famous artists and architects, sculptors, carvers, and silversmiths, cabinetmakers, ebony workers, and gilders.’
    • ‘Their grandfather and his brother, both skilled cabinetmakers and joiners, had been drafted in to save the Settle Folly when it was in danger of falling down.’
    • ‘At the same time, in nearby Philadelphia, dishonest cabinetmakers were making elaborately carved scrolled top highboys and chests-on-chests from plain flat top ones.’
    • ‘Take the furniture to a cabinetmaker, or have your dealer return it to the factory for repair.’
    • ‘Some looking-glass makers were originally trained as cabinetmakers, and many looking-glass factories employed cabinetmakers to veneer looking glasses and their accompanying consoles.’
    • ‘It has long been thought that the early years of English cabinetmaking were dominated by foreign craftsmen and that only gradually did English joiners acquire the skills to become cabinetmakers themselves.’
    • ‘They employed a number of trained cabinetmakers to produce well-made furniture of good design.’
    • ‘In any case, it is entirely appropriate that one of New York City's most celebrated cabinetmakers and arbiters of taste in fine furniture led the way in the use of new materials, such as cast iron, and the designs they facilitated.’
    • ‘Richard was a cabinetmaker and occasional fossil collector.’
    • ‘Master cabinetmakers fashioned a low chest of drawers called a commode, which differed from the bureau commode, or large table with drawers, that was crafted in the baroque period.’
    • ‘Equally, the gradual transformation and dilution of artisan structures reduced the contribution of traditional radical elements, often recruited among tailors, weavers, printers, cabinetmakers, and so on.’
    • ‘But for a long time, a cabinetmaker, joiner, or toolmaker who wanted some threads in wood, would have depended on the screw box and tap.’
    • ‘He opened a small workshop there, where he worked alongside two Italian cabinetmakers and wood carvers.’
    • ‘I asked them how many expected to get jobs carving, and how many actually thought they had an opportunity to get a job as a cabinetmaker, a joiner, or a chippy's labourer.’
    • ‘With proper construction in the hands of a skilled cabinetmaker, what wonderful results can be obtained by the craftsman.’