Build a Krenovian Wall Cabinet Using Traditional Handskills with Brendan Gaffney July 8-12, 2019


$825 tuition, $90 material fee
Key Points:
*Understanding wood movement and the composition of wood grain
*Doweled, bridle and dovetailed joinery
*Sharpening and tuning the cabinetmaker’s hand tools
*Fitting and finishing a door with knife hinges
*Marking, measuring and executing joinery and dimensioning
*Problem solving and proper workflow in furniture making

Sold Out. Please Call Paula at 317-535-4013 to be added to the waiting list.


This weeklong course is a concentrated study of the traditional handskills involved in making fine cabinetry in the style of James Krenov. A simple wall cabinet with a frame-and-panel back, knife-hinged solid door and a dovetailed drawer provides the vehicle by which students will learn to compose wood grain, accommodate wood movement, tune and put to use traditional hand tools and apply a simple hand-rubbed shellac finish. Each day, the students will begin with an exercise to hone a particular set of skills, which will then be used in the construction of their wall cabinets. Students will leave with a deeper understanding of the art of the cabinetmaker and a set of techniques that they can use to create beautiful casework with a wide range of uses.

There is an annual, nonrefundable registration fee of $45.

This registration fee is not a part of the class fee and is not deducted from the final balance due. This is the financial binding that locks you into the class and starts the registration process. This fee does not apply to students who only take one single day workshop.