Furniture Manufacture

  • E. F. Sherertz


Occupations involved with manufacturing furniture, cabinets and fixtures can involve handling materials made of wood, laminates, metal, synthetics, plastics resins, reeds, rattan, upholstery fabric, leather, adhesives, and finishing products. For simplicity, the general categories of fabrication, assembly, repair, finishing, and upholstery are discussed. Table i gives examples of some of the job titles used in furniture manufacture.


Wood Dust Contact Dermatitis Urea Formaldehyde Wood Preservative Urea Formaldehyde Resin 
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