Learn to build cabinets with precision, efficiency and outstanding machine/joinery skills. Offered by our sister school, The New England School of Architectural Woodworking, this intensive prepares you for a career in the cabinetmaking industry or for a serious woodworking hobby.
Even if you take all of our Workbench workshops over several years, it won’t give you the depth of knowledge and experience you can gain in just 8 short weeks. Just imagine everything you’ll learn by spending all day, every day in the shop – with nothing to focus on but woodworking!
Because this course is limited to 10 students and certified by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, we do require an application and short interview process.
A brief review of the curriculum is below, but you can find a thorough step-by-step description here.
What You Learn
- The properties of solid wood and how to select and mill lumber
- The use, selection, and processing of a wide range of panel products
- To select and use veneers, and use a vacuum bag for veneering.
- To read shop drawings and prepare material cut lists
- Safe use of stationary woodworking machinery and portable power tools
- The use and sharpening of hand tools, such as planes, chisels and scrapers
- A range of cabinet construction methods, including face frame, frameless and the euro 32 mm system
- Cabinet joinery and assembly techniques, selection and use of cabinet hardware, and cabinet installation
- Spray finishing fundamentals
All The Details
Tuition: $4750, which includes all books and materials. You will also be responsible for providing your own hand tools ($300 – $800, depending on what you already own).
Dates & Time: January 13 – March 6, M-F 8 am – 4:30 pm
Prerequisite: Beginners are welcome. However, you must interview with us before being allowed to start the program.
Instructor: Greg Larson and Brian Mulcahy
Recommended Tools: A list of required, recommended and optional tools will be provided in the fall. You can see the previous list here.