Cabinet making facts for kids
Cabinetmakers learn to use the tools of the cabinet making trade.
There were few full-time furniture makers in England or America until the last half of the 17th century.
In the 18th century, some European cabinetmakers became well known. Cabinet making was an essential trade in early British North America. It was a huge money maker. They made furniture like cabinets, chairs, doors, drawers, cupboards, bed frames, tables, and many more. They used gimlets, gouges, bow saws, chisels, braces, and hacksaws to make their furniture. The wood they used was oak, maple, cypress, chestnut, and yellow pine.
Images for kids
Cabinet; by Francesco Del Tuppo; circa 1606–1623; oak and poplar veneered with various exotic hardwoods, with ebony moldings and plaques of marble, and various other materials; 59.1 × 96.8 x 35.9 cm; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York City)
In Spanish: Ebanistería para niños
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