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Cabinetry Basics: Building the Wall Cabinet

Course Overview

Considering when and where to start on that big cabinet project you want to build and install?  Start here.  Before you jump into a big project, learn the basic techniques, tools and equipment used by both traditional and contemporary cabinet makers.  As a class project, each student builds a pine wall cabinet (24" x 32" x 5”) with a door, using hand tools, while exploring some basic machinery techniques as well.  Students learn the proper techniques to cut clean mortise and tenons with chisels and drills, work with a shoulder plane to rabbet the door panel and explore the safe use of a table saw, planer, jointer, band saws, and hand saws.  If time permits, finishes ranging from traditional milk paints to more contemporary varnishes suitable to cabinetry will be covered.


Fri, Feb 8th, 2019  –  Sun, Feb 10th, 2019

Course Details

Length: 2½ Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: Day 1: 5pm-9pm; Days 2 & 3: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: 16+
Registration Cost: $260.00
Includes materials fee of $60.00

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

  • measuring tape
  • square

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite hand tools

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.