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Intro to Cabinet Making with Michael Fortune

March 10 - March 16 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Taught by Michael Fortune this Introduction to Cabinet Making class is a great combination of both project-based and demonstration that is ideal for extending your woodworking knowledge. Some prior experience and introductory courses will give you the best benefit.


What You’ll Learn:
With a focus on case construction, you will learn and practice: shelves drawer and door construction, joinery, hardware selection
 in solid wood, and veneered panels materials to complete your cabinet. Traditional joinery and new processes will be used.
 Construction techniques from the best way to the fastest way will be covered. Clamping strategies for flat panels to a variety of formed  surfaces will be included.  There will be daily demonstrations on
 hand tool and machine joinery to wood forming, hinging techniques, and drawer construction. The fundamentals of solid wood construction will be covered. Hanging and finishing cabinets
will be discussed.

What You’ll Do:
You will design and build your own cabinet. Please come with a general concept in mind. e.g. a nightstand.  Keep it small and achievable.

Tools Needed:
See Full List.

Materials & Books Needed:
Materials Needed: Your material fee includes your choice of the following lumber: Poplar, Maple, Sapele
Additional lumber is available for purchase and may include: Nogal, Sapele, Cherry, 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).

Cabinet Making Syllabus

$950 per person
Studio & Materials Fee: 

What’s Next:
Master your skills with advanced courses or private classes or take some ancillary classes in Finishing, Inlay and Curvature.



  • Carl
    January 19, 2018, 2:51 am  Reply

    I have taken courses with Michael Fortune and have also interned with him at his studio in Canada. For those woodworkers that have not met Michael this is a real opportunity for you to up your woodworking game exponentially! He has a teaching ability that will make you see woodworking and furniture making in a whole new light. I can’t recommend this class enough. You won’t be disappointed!

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