Metal Furniture Assembler

Perform tasks to assemble metal furniture.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Metal Furniture Assemblers do?

Performs any combination of following tasks to assemble metal furniture: Drills holes in parts, such as backrests, covers, and seats, using power drill and template. Fits parts together and fastens them temporarily with clamps and presses. Bolts, staples, or screws parts together, using handtools, such as pliers, wrenches, pneumatic screwdrivers, and staplers. Rivets parts together, using hand or pneumatic hammer. Inserts such parts as casters and scuff plates into holes or slots. Bends fastening devices and fits interlocking parts together with hammer or rubber mallet or by striking parts against floor or workbench. Applies cement to cushions and covers, using brush or spray gun, and joins parts by hand. Pulls and fastens drawstrings, wires, or springs to join precut upholstery covers to armrests, seats, and other parts, using handtools. Inserts drawers into slides and adjusts slides to fit drawer surfaces. Packs furniture for shipment. May bend metal parts, using bending machine. May be designated according to parts assembled as Backrest Assembler; Seat Assembler; or according to type of metal furniture assembled as Art Metal-Chair Assembler; Office-Chair Assembler; Table Assembler, Metal.


Should I be a Metal Furniture Assembler?

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.

  • How to Become a
    Metal Furniture Assembler

    Metal Furniture Assemblers 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 Metal Furniture Assembler-related education!
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