We will design and build beautiful small cabinets as a way to advance our furnituremaking and hand tool skills.
Case construction is a fundamental furnituremaking skill. Our small cabinets are ideal projects to explore the design, details, and challenges of solid wood construction before starting on much larger pieces. We’ll delve into strong case joinery, choosing appropriate materials, dealing with wood movement, securing shelves and backs, making and attaching moldings, case corner details, making and hinging doors, and if we have time, making drawers. Emphasis will be on hand skills and hand tools to size, smooth, shape, and fit parts. We will also integrate machines to make the building process efficient and accurate.