Case Fitter

Fit doors, trays, and drawers into unfinished wooden furniture.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Case Fitters do?

Fits doors, trays, and drawers into unfinished wooden furniture: Trims and shapes edges of uneven or misshaped parts, using chisel, file, sandpaper, and hand plane, or by drawing edges over jointer blade. Pushes thumbtacks into drawer slides to level drawers and to facilitate sliding. Fits prehinged doors to cases and marks and drills holes for insertion of screws, using portable power drill. Attaches doors to cases or sets them aside for painting. Slides drawers in and out to test fit of drawers, and tests doors for ease of opening and closing. May repair, replace, or lubricate defective hardware, using handtools and portable power tools. May be designated according to part fitted as Door Fitter; Drawer Fitter.

Should I be a Case Fitter?

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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Caser-In

    How to become a Case Fitter

    Case Fitters 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 Case Fitter-related education!
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