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C-6 – Cabinet, Millwork and Finish Carpentry Contractor

California Contractors License Classification:
C-6 Cabinet, Millwork & Finish Carpentry

Running your own business as a skilled carpenter can be a rewarding career. In the state of California you must pass the CSLB state exam for a specialty C-6 Cabinet, Millwork & Finish Carpentry license in order to operate a carpentry business. Here at Contractors State License Services we can assist you in passing the contractor’s exam. We offer a variety of courses to meet a variety of educational needs; including live in-school instruction, on-line study programs, and crash courses. Contractors State License Services has over 25 locations located throughout California and over 20 years experience in helping contractors pass the Law and Trade portions of the CSLB exam. Preparation for the exam will include study material in the areas of:

  • Planning & Estimating
  • Cabinet & Millwork Fabrication
  • Cabinet Installation
  • Millwork Installation
  • Cabinet & Millwork Finishing
  • Safety
  • Contractor’s License Law
  • Mechanic’s Liens
  • Labor Code & Safety
  • Business Practices
  • Business Start-up

Carpenters work in a variety of areas including Finish Carpentry, Rough Carpentry, Cabinetry and even Ship Building. Having your C-6 Cabinet, Millwork & Finish Carpentry license will allow you to offer services through your business such as:

  • Build & Install Kitchen Cabinets
  • Cabinet & Cupboard Repair
  • Install Cabinet Hardware
  • Create & Install Wooden Shelving
  • Manufacture and Install Crown Moldings
  • Install Baseboards
  • Build Stairways and Railing
  • Build Doorjambs & Hang Doors
  • Install Window Sashes & Trim
  • Build Window Seats
  • Build Room Partitions
  • Build & Install Closet Shelving & Organizers
  • Wood Staining

The CSLB defines a Cabinet, Millwork & Finish Carpentry contractor as follows:

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 California Contractors State License Board requires a minimum of four years journeyman level experience to apply for a California Contractors license.