Fur Nailer

Lay out pelts and secure them to board to stretch and block pelts.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Fur Nailers do?

Lays out pelts and secures them to board to stretch and block pelts into desired shape: Brushes skin side of fur with water, to dampen it. Positions, stretches, and shapes pelt, skin side up, and nails or staples to board. Positions paper pattern over pelt and marks outline, using crayon, to indicate sections of pelt to be trimmed and to mark sewing guidelines for assembly operations. Removes dried furs from board. May trim fur along pattern outline, using knife, to obtain smooth edge. May moisten, press, and comb fur, using brush, steam and dry irons, and comb, to restore nap and luster to fur.


Should I be a Fur Nailer?

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

  • How to become a Fur Nailer

    Fur Nailers 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 Fur Nailer-related education!
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