Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Basic Cabinetmaking with Zane Powell

Dates: 4/3/2017 - 4/7/2017
Tool List: Click here for tool list

Cost: $775
Materials: $140
Deposit: $300


Cabinetmaking is the fundamental place to start woodworking, and this class is designed for those just starting. Students make a small face frame cabinet, which is the foundation of the class. Design, layout, dressing the stock, and building drawers and doors are covered in detail. There will be demonstrations of many different ways to build cabinets. Zane reviews safety, tool set up, jigs and fixtures, assembly, installation, and mounting hardware. Students can choose from at least two methods of making doors and drawers based on the equipment they already own or plan to acquire. By the end of the week, everyone will have made a nice oak hallway cabinet that will last for years to come. Zane helps give students the confidence needed to tackle other cabinet projects such as vanities, bookcase units, gun cabinets, hutches, and even kitchen cabinets. The skill gained can be applied to any cabinetmaking project. Following this class, students will tackle larger projects with a solid game plan, working more efficiently and wasting less material. They will become woodworkers, not "wood watchers."

Key Points:

  • Tool safety
  • How to layout and design cabinets
  • Tricks for cutting doors and drawers
  • Accurate ways to cut miters
  • Assembly methods including joinery for cabinets
  • Choosing and installing hardware

There is a $45 annual registration fee that will be added to your the total amount of the class if this is the first class you are registering for this season.

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