A cabinet, millwork and finish carpentry contractor makes cabinets, cases, sashes, doors, trims, nonbearing partitions and other items of "finish carpentry" by cutting, surfacing, joining, gluing and fabricating wood or other products to provide a functional surface. This contractor also places, erects, and finishes such cabinets and millwork in structures.
The amendments made to this section in 2002 shall become operative January 1, 2003, or as soon thereafter as administratively feasible, whereupon the C-6 Cabinet, Millwork and Finish Carpentry classification shall replace the C-5 Carpentry, Cabinet and Millwork classification on any license unless the qualifier for the license has passed the C-5 Carpentry, Cabinet and Millwork trade exam on or after January 10, 2000, or held the C-5 classification prior to that date.
Authority cited: Sections 7008 and 7059, Reference: Sections 7058 and 7059 (Business and Professions Code)
Content of the Examination
The Cabinet, Millwork and Finish Carpentry (C-6) Examination is divided into six major sections. These sections are:
1. Planning and Estimating (20%)
Plan and specification interpretation
Job site inspections
2. Cabinet and Millwork Fabrication (20%)
Laminates and counter tops
Storage and handling
3. Cabinet Installation (27%)
Demolition and site preparation
Installation of cabinet boxes
Installation of cabinet doors, drawers, and hardware
Installation of counter tops
4. Millwork Installation (8%)
Studs and blocking
Stairs, mantels, trim, and flooring
Windows and doors
5. Cabinet and Millwork Finishing (5%)
Preparation for finishing
6. Safety (20%)
Work practices and conditions
Cal/OSHA laws and regulations
*Percentages are approximate*
The following questions are typical of the types of items that are on the examination. The correct answer is highlighted.
1. Which of the following are close grain hardwoods commonly used as kitchen counter tops?
birch or maple
maple or oak
oak or birch
maple or cherry
2. When planning to install cabinets in a public location, what title regulations should be checked?
3. Which part of a planer functions to hold down the stock and help prevent chatter?
sectional infeed roll
*All questions are written and reviewed by licensed contractors who are actively working in the field*