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Furniture Manufacturing Workers
Workers in furniture manufacturing occupations make items such as chairs, sofas, tables, beds, dressers, and desks that make rooms ready for use. Many of these workers are self-employed. Those on staff are employed at furniture manufacturing companies, repair firms, or restoration shops, cutting, shaping, assembling, finishing, and/or upholstering a variety of pieces of furniture.
Part of the home furnishings industry, furniture manufacturing provides employment opportunities for a variety of people, including a number of specialists. For example, there are about 78,140 cabinetmakers and bench carpenters, 13,740 furniture finishers, and 27,840 upholsterers in the United States.