Taught by Michael Fortune this Introduction to Cabinet Making class is a great combination of both project-based and demonstration that that is ideal for extending your woodworking knowledge. Some prior experience and introductory courses will give you the best benefit.
With a focus on case construction, you will learn and practice: shelves drawer and door construction, joinery, hardware selection
in solid wood, veneered panels and non wood 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, drawer construction and making hidden compartments. The fundamentals
of solid wood construction will be covered. Hanging and finishing cabinets
will be discussed.
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.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
Master your skills with advanced courses or private classes or take some ancillary classes in Finishing, Inlay and Curvature.