Cabinetmaking Fundamentals

$1,700.00

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If you are a homeowner thinking of taking on your own remodeling project, this is a course for you!

Cabinetmaking Fundamentals will teach you how to design and build high quality cabinetry in a small shop. Modern tools, techniques and design will be emphasized in this class.

Over the course of this 10-day session, you will learn how to accurately measure a space, transfer this information to a digital format, and develop concise shop drawings and cut lists using the free, downloadable SketchUp program.  You will learn to use these plans to select proper materials and fabricate parts to specification. These properly labeled parts will give you the ability to accurately cut large numbers of components in the most efficient and attractive manner achievable.

Modern small shop cabinetmaking can be an effective way to build great cabinetry within a small footprint. This class will offer tips, tricks and techniques that you will need to know in order to properly stay on track and economize your efforts and to avoid many of the most common pitfalls. Among other topics, we will delve into critical subjects such as:

  • Working with modern hardware (Under mount drawer slides, euro-style hinges)
  • Designing cabinetry to be "scribed" to fit the typically uneven walls inside homes
  • Planning for utility requirements (Plumbing, wiring)
  • Pros and cons of different hardware, woods and finishes
  • Inside corners and other architectural challenges
  • Safely hanging upper cabinets 

Our time together will be spent in a mixture of activities such as design/planning sessions, lectures and shop activities that span the range from rough milling to final finishing.  

Fundamentals of Woodworking, or similar shop classes/experience is recommended.  Please contact Puget Sound Woodworking with any questions!

We will start by teaching you to accurately measure a room, nook, or run of cabinetry and then use this information to design a highly-detailed set of shop drawings using freely available, downloadable software.We will start by teaching you to accurately measure a room, nook, or run of cabinetry and then use this information to design a highly-detailed set of shop drawings using freely available, downloadable software.

NOTE TO MY CUSTOMERS: Please send me your ideas for what to send you home with at the end of this class.  I intend for each of you to make something really useful to take home and have ideas, but I'd like to know your thoughts.  Feel free to send me your idea(s) at woodworkingschool@gmail.com.  Thanks!

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