The Art of Concealment: Incorporating Hidden Compartments in Your Work with Matthew Dworman August 26-30, 2019


$825 tuition, a cut list will be sent so you can BYOW
Key Points:
*Incorporating hidden compartments into any design
*Properly selecting wood and materials
*Tricks for making and using a shooting board for fine tuning parts
*Incorporating simple metalworking with brass
*The secrets for perfect hand-cut dovetails
*Make perfect piston fit drawers

Workshop Available

Pay a deposit of $300.00 per item


Hidden compartments – Just saying those words puts a smile on the face of most woodworkers. There is something magical about a secret space that reveals itself to only the person that knows about it. Since the origins of furniture, hidden compartments have been used for storing valuables, documents, or other important belongings. With modern safes, security by obscurity is no longer commonplace. This class will dive into several ways to incorporate hidden compartments into any furniture design. Students will explore some of the history of hidden compartments, and learn methods for designing and creating them. Building a seemingly simple end table, the student can easily adapt it to Mission, Shaker, or Contemporary styles. This elegant looking end table is beautiful and functional, yet contains ample hidden storage, and will provide the student with a foundation to add hidden compartments into his or her own designs.

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.