The WAEC syllabus for Furniture Making is the topic you must study to sit for the examination. It contains the aims and objectives, notes and format for the Furniture Making exam.
Studying the Furniture Making syllabus is necessary for your exam preparation. It will serve as a guide for you to know the topics to read. There are also notes on concepts you should pay attention to learning.
Exam preparations without using the Furniture Making syllabus are like going to the farm without your agricultural tools. You will end up not being productive.
Ensure you begin your exam preparations using the syllabus.
This post contains the Furniture Making syllabus and recommended textbooks of the West African Examination Council (WAEC).
Table of contents
WAEC Furniture Making
There will be three papers, Papers 1, 2 and 3 all of which must be taken. Papers 1 and 2 shall be a composite paper to be taken at one sitting.
Paper 1: will consist of forty multiple-choice objective questions all of which are to be answered in 45 minutes for 40 marks.
Paper 2: will consist of two sections, Sections A and B to be answered in 2 hours for 60 marks.
Section A will consist of ten compulsory short-structured questions to be answered in 30 minutes for 20 marks.
Section B will consist of three questions on design and drawing: out of which one will be compulsory.
Each question shall require sketches and candidates will be required to answer the compulsory question for 30 marks and any other one for 10 marks in 1½ hours.
Paper 3: will be a practical test of 3 hour duration. It will consist of one practical question for 100 marks.
A list of materials for the test shall be made available to schools not less than two weeks before the paper is taken for material procurement and relevant preparations.
Alternative to Practical Test
Alternatively, in the event that materials for the actual practical test cannot be acquired, the Council may consider testing theoretically, candidates’ level of acquisition of the practical skills prescribed in the syllabus.
For this alternative test, there will be two sets of compulsory questions both of which must be answered in 2 hours for 100 marks.
|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 cross section.|
Conversion of timber, methods, advantages and disadvantages.
Seasoning of timber, methods, advantages and disadvantages.
Defects in timbers, causes, classification, illustrations with 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, illustrations with sketches and methods of driving in screws.
Cabinet fittings, types, uses, sketches and procedures of fittings.
|3||Woodworking tools and equipment.||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 and Construction.||Timber preparation – cutting to sizes, marking and planing timber to final sizes.|
Common wood work joints – types, classification and uses.
Construction – types of construction-frame box construction.
Free hand sketching of common household furniture items.
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 of joints, assembling and finishing.
|5||Upholstery work.||Meaning and forms.|
Tools and machines.Traditional and modern padding materials.
Design and construction of upholstery frames.
Padding and stuffing.
Fixing sewn materials.
|6||Entrepreneurship in furniture marking.||Business opportunities in furniture making.|
Starting a furniture business, factors to be considered.
Managing of furniture workshop, estimate and costing of furniture item.
List of Facilities and Equipment
|ITEM NO||EQUIPMENT||QUANTITY REQUIRED|
|7.||Four Fold (wooden Rule)||10|
|8.||Tape Rule (Metric)||20|
|11.||Trying Plane (jointing Plane)||5|
|16.||Bull Nose Plane||2|
|24.||Nest of Saws||2|
|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|
|40.||Drill Bit||10 sets|
|41.||Screw Driver (set of 6)||5 sets|
|45.||Cross Pein Hammer||10|
|46.||Ball Pein Hammer||10|
|53.||Mitre Shooting Board||5|
|54.||Flat Files (assorted)||10|
|64.||Needle (set) Curved and Straight||10|
|70.||Tape (tailors type)||10|
|73.||Spanner (set)||2 sets|
|75.||Botton Making Machine||2|
|78.||Paint brush (sets)||5|
SUGGESTED READING LIST
|1||WOODWORK FOR G.C.E &C.S.E(Metric Edition)||J.N GREEN||Mills and Boon Ltd|
|2||WOODWORK IN THEORY & PRACTICE||JOHN .A.WALTON|
|3||MODERN WOODWORKING||WILLIS .H.WAGNER||The Goodheart-Willcox, Inc|
|4||WOOD OCCUPATIONS||PETER BRETT||Nelson Thorns|
|5||THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF WOODWORK(4th Edition)||GEORGE LOVE||Longman|
|6||CONSTRUCTING MODERN FURNITURE||VICTOR .J.TAYLOR||Sterlin g publishing Co.Inc New York|
|7||PRACTICAL UPHOLSTERY||C.HOWES F.A.M.U||Evans brothers Ltd London|
|8||WOODWORK DESIGN AND PRACTICE||DAVID .M.SHAW||Hodder and Stoughton London Sydney, Auckland Toronto|