FURNITURE MAKING

WAEC SYLLABUS ON FURNITURE MAKING

SCHEME OF THE EXAMINATION


There will be three papers, Papers 1, 2 and 3 all of which must be taken. Papers 1 and 2 shall bea composite paper to be taken at one sitting.

PAPER 1:

will consist of forty multiple-choice objective questions all of which are to beanswered in 45 minutes for 40 marks.

PAPER 2:

will consist of two sections, Sections A and B to be answered in 2 hours for 60marks.

Section A:

will consist of ten compulsory short-structured questions to beanswered in 30 minutes for 20 marks.

Section B:

will consist of three questions on design and drawing: out of which onewill be compulsory. Each question shall require sketches and candidates will berequired to answer the compulsory question for 30 marks and any other one for 10marks in 1½ hours.

PAPER 2:

will be a practical test of 3 hour duration. It will consist of one practicalquestion for 100 marks.

A list of materials for the test shall be made available to schools not lessthan two weeks before the paper is taken for material procurement andrelevant preparations.

Alternative to Practical Test

Alternatively, in the event that materials for the actual practical test cannot beacquired, the Council may consider testing theoretically, candidates’ level ofacquisition of the practical skills prescribed in the syllabus. For this alternativetest, there will be two sets of compulsory questions both of which must beanswered in 2 hours for 100 marks.


DETAILED SYLLABUS

S/NoCONTENTSNOTES
1.

Furniture Workshop.

- Workshop safety rules and regulations
- Hand tools safety
- Workshop bench and appliances
- Machine tools safety
- Portable power tools safety
- Sources of workshop accident.
2.

Furniture Making Materials.

- Timber growth, structure, classification, parts and crosssection.
- Conversion of timber, methods, advantages anddisadvantages.
- Seasoning of timber, methods, advantages anddisadvantages.
- Defects in timbers, causes, classification, illustrationswith sketches.
- Preservation of timber, preservatives - characteristics,types and applications.
- Manufactured boards, types, method of production, uses,advantages, disadvantages and sketches.
- Wood adhesive definition applications, preparation,types, uses and characteristics.
- Nails and uses – sketches, methods of driving in nails.
- Screw types and uses, illustration with sketches andmethods of driving in screws.
- Cabinet fittings, types, uses, sketches and procedures offittings.
3.

Woodworking tools andequipment.

- Hand tools – types, classification, uses and sketches.
- Machines – types, uses and operation.
- Portable power tools – types and operations.
- Other tools and equipment used in furniture making.
- Maintenance of furniture tools and equipment.
4.

Furniture Design andConstruction.

- Timber preparation – cutting to sizes, marking andplaning timber to final sizes.
- Common wood work joints – types, classification anduses.
- Construction – types of construction-frame boxconstruction.
- Free hand sketching of common household furnitureitems.
- Design fundamentals, elements and principles of design.
- Stages – preliminary sketches and working drawing.
- Planning – working rod, selection of materials, cutting list.
- Construction of different items of furniture, procedures
–preparation of materials, setting out of joints, cutting ofjoints, assembling and finishing.
5.

Upholstery work.

- Tools and machines.
- Traditional and modern padding materials.
- Design and construction of upholstery frames.
- Padding and stuffing.
- Fixing sewn materials.
6.

Entrepreneurship in furnituremarking.

- Business opportunities in furniture making.
- Starting a furniture business, factors to be considered.
- Managing of furniture workshop, estimate and costing offurniture item.

LIST OF FACILITIES AND MAJOR EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS REQUIRED

ITEM NOEQUIPMENTQUANTITY REQUIRED
1. Try Square 20
2. Mitre Square 10
3. Sliding Bevel 10
4. Marking Gauge 10
5. Mortise Gauge 10
6. Marking knives 10
7. Four Fold (wooden Rule) 10
8. Tape Rule (Metric) 20
9. Jack Plane 10
10. Smooth Plane 10
11. Trying Plane (jointing Plane) 5
12. Block Plane 5
13. Rebate Plane 5
14. G Clamp 5
15. Plough Plane 5
16. Bull Nose Plane 2
17. Router Plane 2
18. Rip Saw 10
19. Crosscut Saw 10
20. Tenon Saw 15
21. Panel Saw 10
22. Coping Saw 5
23. Compass Saw 2
24. Nest of Saws 2
25. Keyhole/pad Saw 1
26. Fret Saw 2
27. Dovetail Saw 5
28. Firmer Chisel 10 sets
29. Bevelled Edge Firmer Chisel 10 sets
30. Mortise Chisel (set) 10 sets
31. Turning Chisel 2 sets
32. Centre bit 5 sets
33. Auger Bit 5 sets
34. Twist Bit 5 sets
35. Rose 2 sets
36. Bradawl 10
37. Gimlet 5 sets
38. Ratchet brace 5
39. Dowel Rounder 5
40. Drill Bit 10 sets
41. Screw Driver (set of 6) 5 sets
42. Mallet 20
43. Claw Hammer 10
44. Cross Pein Hammer 10
45. Ball Pein Hammer 10
46. ‘F’ Clamp 10
47. Sash Clamp 10
48. Hand Screw 10
49. Bench Holdfast 5
50. Mitre Box 5
51. Mitre Cramp 5

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52. Mitre Shooting Board 5
53. Flat Files (assorted) 10
54. Scraper(flat) 10
55. Dividers 10
56. Pincers 5
57. Spoke shave 2
58. Dowelling jig 5
59. Rasps 10
60. Sewing Machine 2
61. Scissors 10
62. Staple Gun 2
63. Needle (set) Curved and Straight 10
64. Tack Hammer 10
65. Pliers 5
66. Magnetic Hammer 5
67. Ripping Chisel 5
68. Knives 5
69. Tape (tailors type) 10
70. Web Strainer 10
71. Spring Cutter 5
72. Spanner (set) 2 sets
73. Wrenches 2 sets
74. Botton Making Machine 2
75. Work Bench 10
76. Bench Vice 20
77. Paint brush (sets) 5
78. Putty knives 5
79. Storage box 2
80. Water stone 2
81. Oil can 2
82. Veneer hammer 2
83. First‐aid box 1

SUGGESTED READING LIST

S/NNAMEAUTHORPUBLISHER
1.

WOODWORK FOR G.C.E& C.S.E(Metric Edition)

J.N GREENMills and Boon Ltd
2.

WOODWORK IN THEORY &PRACTICE

JOHN .A.WALTON
3.

MODERN WOODWORKING

WILLIS .H.WAGNERThe Goodheart-Willcox,Inc
4.

WOOD OCCUPATIONS

PETER BRETTNelson Thorns
5.

THE THEORY ANDPRACTICE OFWOODWORK(4th Edition)

GEORGE LOVELongman
6.

CONSTRUCTING MODERNFURNITURE

VICTOR .J.TAYLORSterlin g publishing Co.Inc NewYork
7.

PRACTICAL UPHOLSTERY

C.HOWES F.A.M.UEvans brothers LtdLondon
8.

WOODWORK DESIGN ANDPRACTICE

DAVID .M.SHAWHodder and Stoughton LondonSydney,Auckland Toronto

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