Cabinet Making I Class: Base Cabinet Design and Construction
Learn how to build cabinets for your home or shop with this introductory cabinetmaking class. In this class, you will learn to design and build a standard base cabinet carcass with face frame. The skills taught in this class will help you with many future projects. With some simple changes to this basic cabinet design, you can build entertainment centers, armories, router tables, custom closets, shop cabinets, and more.
This class is focused on home shops and we'll show you how to make professional grade cabinets with a minimal investment in tools. We start the class with tips and free jigs you can build to easily and accurately cut large sheets of plywood, by yourself. We combine these techniques with the Kreg Pocket hole jig demonstrating tips and tricks for aligning the parts, assembly, and shortcuts to save you tons of time. Taught by a professional cabinet and furniture maker, this class (along with being a lot of fun) will leave you prepared to begin you next cabinet project. (Participation in previous cabinetmaking series classes in not required.) Detailed class handouts are also provided as part of the tuition. Topics covered include:
- Cabinet design principals
- Industry standards and dimensions
- Working with large sheet goods, in a small shop.
- Jigs for cutting plywood, with a circular saw and good blade
- Tips for working with today's irregular sized plywood
- Design and construction techniques
- Fixes and repairs for common mistakes
- Edge banding tips to turn scrap plywood into "solid wood"
- Kreg pocket hole tips