Leather Tooler

Cover wooden tables or desk tops with leather.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Leather Toolers do?

Covers wooden table or desk tops with leather: Cuts cardboard pattern to contour of tabletop or desk top and cuts outline of pattern on leather, using knife or shears. Applies adhesive to table or desk top and to leather, and presses leather onto top, shaping and stretching it to remove wrinkles and prevent buckling as adhesive dries. Trims excess leather, using knife. Applies goldleaf or other decorative design to leather, using heated die or printing roller and stencil. May spray lacquer over leather to protect surface of leather.


Should I be a Leather Tooler?

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: Leather Toggler, Retanned-Leather Roller

    How to become a Leather Tooler

    Leather Toolers 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 Leather Tooler-related education!
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