Manufacturing Skills 1


This module introduces the theory and practice for all types of hand tools and power tools used in furniture making. Best practice in terms of tool use, set-up, health and safety and performance are established.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Plan and prepare for the safe operation and set up of a wide range of hand tools, power tools and machines used in the production of furniture components

  2. Demonstrate proficiency in the safe use of various hand tools, power tools, machines and finishing equipment.

  3. Apply procedures for precise marking and measuring of joints and furniture components

  4. Organise and manage safe working practices in a working environment

  5. Demonstrate proficiency in the safe use of various precision marking and measuring tools

  6. Understand the various types of wood finishes and application techniques suitable for furniture and furniture components

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