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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.

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Level:[/one_fifth]I- IV

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]What You’ll Learn:[/one_fifth]With a focus on case construction, you will learn and practice: shelves drawer and door construction, joinery, hardware selection
[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth] in solid wood, and veneered panels materials to complete your cabinet. Traditional joinery and new processes will be used. [one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth] 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 [one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth] 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[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth] will be discussed.

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]What You’ll Do:[/one_fifth]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.

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Tools Needed:[/one_fifth]See Full List.

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Materials & Books Needed:[/one_fifth]Materials Needed: Your material fee includes your choice of the following lumber: Poplar, Maple, Sapele
[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]   [/one_fifth]Additional lumber is available for purchase and may include: Nogal, Sapele, Cherry, Purple Heart, Wenge, Eucalyptus, Ambrosia Maple
[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]   [/one_fifth]You may bring your own wood, excluding any exotic (grown outside of the US), salvage, or high resin lumber (e.g. pine, cypress).

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Syllabus: [/one_fifth]Cabinet Making Syllabus

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Fees:[/one_fifth][one_fourth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Tuition: [/one_fourth]$950 per person
[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth] [one_fourth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Studio & Materials Fee: [/one_fourth]$150

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]What’s Next:[/one_fifth]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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