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Beginner Box Making

April 9 - April 12 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Beginner Box Making course builds on your woodworking knowledge and serves as a precursor to larger projects, like cabinets or drawers. Completion of Beginning Woodwork Foundation is generally required.


What You Will Learn:
In this three-day class, you’ll learn and practice box making techniques: design, carcass construction, resawing lumber, box joints, bevel cuts,
and setting hinges and hardware. You will also experiment with sliding, hinged and rabbeted lids, rabbeted and captured bottoms, 3 and 4 way
grain matching, and footed bases. If time allows, you’ll learn how to make bandsaw boxes.

What You Will Do:
You will design and build three to four small boxes, keeping in mind that boxes can be a maximum of 15” in any two directions. You will hone your skills by
constructing your designs with safe operation of power tools. You will practice different design and construction for each box.
The goal is to complete your pieces, aside from finishing. An oil wax finish is available. If time allows, we encourage students to complete a
shellac finish.

Tools Needed:
6” Combination square (Starrett recommended)
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Materials & Books Needed:
Materials List: You can select from the following lumber for your class: Poplar, Maple, Cherry, Walnut, Sapele
Additional lumber is available for purchase and may include: Nogal, Purple Heart, Wenge, Eucalyptus, Ambrosia Maple
You may bring your own wood, excluding any exotic (grown outside of the US), salvage, or high resin lumber (e.g. pine, cypress).
Required book: Basic Box Making  by Doug Stowe

Box Making Syllabus

$650 per person
Studio & Materials Fee:
Non-Refundable Registration Fee:  
$45 if you are registering for the first time.

What’s Next:
We recommend Cabinet Making, Joinery or Finishing as the next step in your woodworking and furniture making development. You may also
enjoy ancillary classes, such as Inlay & Engraving, that are open to all levels.


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