Panel Maker

Pad and cover panels for use in upholstered furniture.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Panel Makers do?

Pads and covers panels for use in upholstered furniture: Places precut felt or cotton batting over cardboard or wood panel and stretches covering material over padding. Staples edges of material to back of panel so that material is tight, smooth, and even. May sew edging on panels, using sewing machine.

Should I be a Panel Maker?

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

  • Also known as: Roof-Panel Hanger, Side-Panel Hanger

    How to become a Panel Maker

    Panel 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 Panel Maker-related education!
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