The Art & Craft of Cabinetmaking with George Vondriska May 23-27, 2022
Mastering case construction opens the door to many projects. With just a few changes, the cabinet made in this class could be a vanity, dresser, bookcase or shop cabinet. George will start with design basics, including industry standards for kitchen cabinets, and move toward understanding advantages and disadvantages of materials typically used in case work; plywood, MDF and melamine. A very important aspect of cabinetmaking, and woodworking in general, is working in a logical sequence; allowing one aspect of a project to lead to the next. This approach, which often includes transferring measurement instead of using a ruler or tape measure, is George’s favorite insurance policy against cutting parts incorrectly. Using solid wood for the face frame, doors and banding gives you the opportunity to learn about milling, squaring and dimensioning solid lumber.
George will discuss set up, safety and proper use as we approach each tool. The class cabinetmaking project includes raised panel doors on European hinges. The doors are made on the router table, providing students the opportunity to master cope and stile joinery and panel raising. The baltic birch drawers are on full extension slides and built using a lock rabbet joint. Each student in this hands-on class makes their own cabinet.