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Introduction to cabinet making

Duration: 3 days

Price: £375

Book with: Sophie Mason
at Makers Quarter

16 Worrall Street
M5 4TH

About the Course

A bespoke 3 day course designed to be the perfect entry into the world of cabinet making. Make your very own cabinet using traditional & Contemporary woodwork techniques in our shared workshop.

Taught by our professional in house Furniture maker Stephen Hobson this bespoke course covers the basics in Cabinet Making and woodworking techniques.

Over 3 days you will create your very own cabinet using a variety carpentry and joinery methods. No experience is needed as everything will be fully explained and demonstrated on the day.

The cabinet will have a beautiful parquet door, birch ply body and will sit on small metal hairpin legs...that perfect vintage industrial look for your home.

​We keep our class sizes small so you will have plenty of one on one opportunity throughout to ask questions, practice techniques and receive feedback.

Course Content
Day 1 - 10:30 am to 17:30

Talk through the Design
Marking out Design and Demonstration of Parquetry Technique
Application of final Parquetry design for Cabinet door
Wood Cutting - Cut main body of Cabinet out of Architectural Birch Ply using the mitre technique
Demonstration/application of joinery Technique using biscuit joiner
Demonstration/application of Router technique to create a housing joint for back panel
Dry join cabinet

Day 2 - 10::30 to 17:30​

Glue, Join and Clamp Cabinet
Leave to dry
Measure precise space for the parquet door
Cut the parquet door to size
Cut trim for parquet door and glue and tac in place
Punch down any raised nails and fill small holes
Sand door
Finish with chosen product Danish Oils / Varnish / Wax​​

Day 3 - 10:30 to 17:00 ​

Sand body
Stain body if part of your design
Fit shelves if part of your design
Fit Hinges to door
Fit Handle if part of your design
Hang Parquet Door
Fit Hairpin Legs

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Induction on workshop Machinery & Hand Tools
All material & hardware
As much tea as you can drink and maybe a couple of bickies...

Want to review this course?

I would highly recommmend the cabinet course! The class was small so you get a lot of attention and support from Stephen.  I learned a lot, but importantly I gained so much confidence to do more at home. Plus, I am super proud of the very useful cabinet I got to take home!

- - #25946

Not only did I make a beautiful cabinet that has pride of place in my dining room, I learned plenty of new skills on this brilliant course that I’ve used to make loads of furniture since.
The Makers Quarter is a great place to learn and Stephen & Sophie are really fun, helpful hosts and teachers. I tell all my friends to do this course!

- - #25934

I absolutely loved this course. It was fun and super concise. Steven was great at being patient and giving extra support when needed. He also helped to facilitate any requests we had to make our pieces stand out, and they did, the cabinets all looked amazing and individual to us. I did my course over 3 days with 4 others who I got to know over the days and we all kept in touch through WhatsApp to discuss further developments with our cabinets.

Overall I spent 3 days at the makers quartet having lots of laughs and came out with a beautiful handmade cabinet and 4 new friends. I would love to do more there in the future.

- - #25920

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 11th January 2020
Saturday 21st March 2020
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Weekends

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