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Working in wood to create high quality furniture and units, showing skill and aesthetic understanding of design and finish.
Cabinetmaking includes the production and installation of furniture and free-standing and built-in units, using wood as the sole or main material. In some instances, it may also include design.
A cabinetmaker typically works on high-quality residential or commercial “bespoke” assignments; therefore, they will pay close attention to client expectations and inputs, working to very high standards of skill and professionalism.
The cabinetmaker will produce, interpret and/or adapt drawings, set out and measure, cut, form joints, assemble, install if need be, and finish to a high standard. The quality of their work will show in the selection of wood and other materials to best show characteristics; near-perfect fit, cutting and assembly of components; construction; and final appearance.
In a modern world that highly values the eye and hand of the skilled craftsman, the outstanding cabinetmaker will always be in demand.
Important elements of the challenge include:
Each competitor must construct a piece of furniture from the drawings, written instructions and materials provided.
Interpretation of drawings and the correct measurements are essential to this Skill.
Judges will look for the use of tools for joints, the preparation of surfaces and also check they are being used safely.
The completed piece must show craftsmanship and the best of material like solid wood, veneer and boards.
|Gold||730||CHIN-HAO CHENG||Chinese Taipei|
|Bronze||724||Angus Bruce-Gardner||United Kingdom|
|Medallion for Excellence||723||Philipp Zingerle||South Tyrol, Italy|
|Medallion for Excellence||720||Mathias Maderthaner||Austria|
|Medallion for Excellence||720||Romain KAUFFMANN||France|
|Medallion for Excellence||718||Scott Dombowsky-Oneski||Canada|
|Medallion for Excellence||717||Markus Figl||Germany|
|Medallion for Excellence||714||Sean Hogan||Ireland|
|Medallion for Excellence||713||Nicholas Johnston||Australia|
|Medallion for Excellence||712||Roland Liszi||Hungary|
|Medallion for Excellence||705||HYEOKJUN KWON||Korea|
|Medallion for Excellence||700||Kyouhei Shimojyou||Japan|
|Medallion for Excellence||700||MOHD IZUWAN MAT RABI||Malaysia|
|695||Roi Cahyo Saputro||Indonesia|
|694||Jacob Primdahl Abrahamsen||Denmark|
|684||Davis Raimonds Rasups||Latvia|
|673||Seyed mohammad Sadegh Falahati||Iran|
|670||David Sancho Rojas||Costa Rica|
|668||Jhonny Andrés Grajales Rivera||Colombia|
|658||Ruud van der Heijden||Netherlands|
|638||Ahmed Alamri||United Arab Emirates|
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