Elegant Boxes with Matt Kenney October 7-11, 2019


$825 tuition, a cut list will be sent so you can BYOW
Key Points:
*Working with small parts safely
*Cutting miters and other joinery for boxes
*Selecting wood for grain and color
*Working with multiple species of wood
*Preparing for and applying finishes
*The importance of proportions

Workshop Available

Pay a deposit of $300.00 per item


Spend a week with box maker Matt Kenney and learn to design and make beautiful boxes. Matt will explain the fundamentals of good design like how to perfect proportions, select grain, and combine multiple woods to achieve a balance between their colors, and then work with students individually to help them design a box or two. The class also will learn the techniques needed to make flawless boxes. Matt will demonstrate how he resaws lumber to create grain that flows uninterrupted around the entire box, cuts perfect miters, fits lids, makes interesting pulls, and adds a dash of color with fabric and milk paint. Students will also learn how to apply shellac to create and give their boxes a beautiful luster. At the end of the class, students will leave not just with a few boxes that they’ve made during the week, but also a good understanding of how to design and make elegant boxes in their own shop.

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.