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Handcrafting Doors: From Stiles to Rails

Course Overview

Doors play a role in everyone’s day-to-day life, whether solid, windowed or screened. They do everything from keeping the weather out to guarding our belongings. In this course, you'll learn about the basic techniques of door construction. Styles include a basic interior door (32” wide) and a screen door (36” wide). If time allows, cabinet doors will also be discussed. Each day will include the use of a table saw for material preparation and mortise-tenon joinery.  Interested students have the opportunity to purchase the one of the class-completed doors (approx $125/door) at the end of the weekend.

The primary focus of this course is building a two-panel door with mortise and tenon joinery.  The skills needed to create a full-size interior door will be emphasized, but these can easily be adapted for building exterior doors.  A classic single-panel cabinet door may also be built if time allows.  Door finishing will be discussed as well.


Sat, Mar 14th, 2020  –  Sun, Mar 15th, 2020

Course Details

Length: 2 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: N/A
Registration Cost: $150.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Sat, Feb 1st, 2020

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

  • tape measure
  • 6" square
  • eye protection
  • ear protection

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.

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.

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* Early-Bird rate in effect until Sat, Feb 1st, 2020
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Cancellation Policy

If North House must cancel a course, students will receive a full refund of any payments made for that course.

Students who cancel their enrollment more than 21 days prior to the course will receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee to cover administrative costs. In recognition of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for courses, students who cancel their enrollment 21 days or less prior to the course are not eligible for a refund.

Certain classes have different cancellation policies. When this is the case, it will be noted in the Course Overview on this page. Please be sure that you are familiar with your class's cancellation policy, and contact us if you have any questions.