Wood Box Maker

Cut lumber and assemble cut lumber into boxes and crates.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Wood Box Makers do?

Cuts lumber and assembles cut lumber into boxes and crates, using handtools or power tools: Measures, marks, and saws boards to specified size, using ruler, pencil, and power saws. Assembles and nails boards together, using hammer, power stapler, or nailing machine. Repairs damaged containers by replacing damaged parts, using handtools. Salvages used crating by removing nails from board with hammer, nail puller, or crowbar and by sawing ends with portable electric handsaw. May sharpen saw, using file. May insert cardboard fillers, felt pads, and wooden separators in containers. May build crate around material, using ruler, handtools, and pneumatic nailer. When repairing wooden boxes, may be known as Box Repairer I.


Should I be a Wood Box 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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Box Maker, Wood

    How to become a Wood Box Maker

    Wood Box 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 Wood Box Maker-related education!
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