Box Maker

Assemble wooden boxes from prepared sections or precut boards.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Box Makers do?

Assembles wooden boxes from prepared sections or precut boards for use as shipping or burial cases, using either of following methods, using hand or power tools: Places ends of box in form on workbench, and nails side sections and bottom panels to ends, using hammer or pneumatic nailer. Turns unit over, positions top panels on box, nails batten to panels to reinforce top, and tacks top to box. Clamps and fastens precut boards together to form end, side, and bottom sections and nails sections together, using hand clamps, braces, corrugated fasteners, hammer, and pneumatic nailer. Turns unit over, clamps and nails braces to boards to form top, and tacks top to box. Trims and smooths edges and corners of assembled box, using hand plane, drawknife, and sandpaper. Conveys assembled boxes to storage area, using handtruck. May mark box size on ends of boxes. May paint surfaces of boxes, using spray gun.


Should I be a Box Maker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Back Maker, Bookmaker, Map, Boot-Liner Maker, Brace Maker Apprentice, Branch Maker, Brick Maker, Glue Maker, Bone See More

    How to become a Box Maker

    Box Makers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Box Maker-related education!
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