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Top Frame Maker Salary
in Connecticut, United States

$34,239 (USD)

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The average pay for a Top Frame Maker is $34,239 a year and $16 an hour in Connecticut, United States. The average salary range for a Top Frame Maker is between $26,507 and $40,510. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Connecticut, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Assembles wooden caskets from preformed panels and moldings and attaches supplemental hardware: nails and glues side, end, and bottom sections together to form casket body.
  • Assembles preformed sections of top frame, using hammer, glue, clamping nails, and bar clamps.
  • Locates and marks midpoint of top frame, using ruler and pencil.
  • Glues and nails panelboard and brace block between sides at midpoint for reinforcement.
  • Positions template over top edge of body or measures body with ruler to locate position of hinges and catches, and recesses positions, using hammer and chisel or portable router.
  • Drills holes at specified locations, using portable power drill.
  • Installs hardware, such as corners, handles, hinges, and catches, using hand or power screwdriver.
  • Sands and planes edges between body, top frame, and top panel to form tight joint, using planer or portable sander.
  • Attaches top panel to top frame, using hand or powered screwdriver.
  • Measures, cuts, and attaches ornamental molding or beading to casket body, using saw, hammer, miter box, and ruler.
  • Sets nailheads, using hammer and nail set.
  • Fills cracks and nail holes with wood filler or plaster of paris by hand or with putty knife.
  • Smooths joints and edges, using sandpaper and handtools.
  • May cut or trim wood to specified size for use in assembly of casket, using cutoff saw.
  • May be designated according to part of casket assembled as body maker; cap maker; molding fitter; panel fitter; top-frame fitter; top-frame maker (fabrication,.

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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