Secrets of Making Doors & Drawers with Headley & Hamilton April 30 - May 1, 2022

about this workshop

During this two-day class Jeff and Steve will share their construction methods for building doors and drawers which Jeff’s family has done for the last five generations. Saturday will be the drawer day and Sunday will be the door day. Students will practice cutting and fitting dovetailed drawer sides into a drawer front. Jeff and Steve will cover veneering a drawer front on both flat and curved surfaces as well as how to install locks. Styles will include discussion on periods from Chippendale to Federal with emphasis on regional style variations. On Sunday, students will cut and fit mortise and tenons on door rails and stiles. Both panel and glass doors will be discussed. Students will cope the interior section of a beaded door. Raised and flat veneered panels will also be covered along with how to hinge and hang a door.

Unique Instructor Jeff Headley

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Unique Instructor Steve Hamilton

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$390 tuition + $60 materials

Key Points:
*Drawers: hand-cut dovetails made easy
*Cock beading a Federal drawer
*Installing locks
*Doors: glass, raised and flat panel construction details
*Veneering a Federal door
*Hinging a door

Workshop Days: Saturday & Sunday
Instruction Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (EST)
Note: During the work week, the shop remains open after 6:00 p.m. for handwork, design, research, catch-up work and socializing.

Secrets of Making Doors & Drawers with Headley & Hamilton April 30 - May 1, 2022



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