Wicker Worker

Fabricate wicker furniture from peeled and softened rattan or reed.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Wicker Workers do?

Fabricates wicker furniture from peeled and softened rattan, reed, or willow sticks: Clamps or secures frame pieces in fixtures. Heats frame pieces and other sticks with blowtorch, and bends them to desired shape. Fastens sticks together with bolts, nails, and screws. Weaves wickers in, through, and around frame, cutting off and concealing or weaving together loose ends to finish edges. Winds wickers around joints to strengthen and conceal them. May be designated according to material used as Rattan Worker; Reed Worker; Willow Worker.


Should I be a Wicker Worker?

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

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    How to become a Wicker Worker

    Wicker Workers 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 Wicker Worker-related education!
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