The Beginner Box Making course builds on your woodworking knowledge and serves as a precursor to larger projects, like cabinets or drawers.
In this five 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:
You will design and build three to four small boxes, keeping in mind that boxes can be a maximum of 10” 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, but not necessarily finish them. An oil wax finish is available. If time allows, we encourage students to complete a shellac finish.
Learning how to make a good box is a great stepping stone into case and cabinetry work and we encourage students who are interested in these classes to take this one first.
6” Engineer’s square (Starrett recommended) – See Full List.
Materials & Books Needed:
Materials List: You can select from the following lumber for your class: Poplar, Maple, Cherry, Walnut, Sapele
Optional book: Basic Box Making by Doug Stowe – we have several copies at the School that can be used during the week.
Syllabus: Box Making Syllabus
Completion of Beginning Woodwork Foundation is recommended.
Tuition: $650 per person
Studio & Materials Fee: $60
First Time Registration Fee: $45 if you are registering for the first time.