The Box Making course builds on your woodworking knowledge and serves as a precursor to larger projects, like cabinets or drawers. Come and learn how to build beautiful boxes in a variety of styles. Completion of Beginning Woodwork Foundation is encouraged.
In this four-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.
You will design and build two to three small boxes. 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.