Cabinet scrapers are specialized woodworking tools crafted from high carbon steel, designed to remove fine shavings of wood. Instead of sanding, cabinetmakers often use scrapers to create a smooth, polished surface on wood. These scrapers come in various sizes and shapes to provide versatility for different projects, although square scrapers are commonly used for cabinet building. To achieve the best results, cabinet scrapers must be sharpened regularly, as well as burnished before use to create a burr. Cabinet scrapers are best used along the wood grain to avoid damaging the surface of the wood. Moreover, these tools can also be employed to remove paint or stain from wooden surfaces.