Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez left a career as an architect to study traditional cabinet and furniture making. He has become a nationally recognized studio furniture maker whose work has been widely published and exhibited. Miguel is the recipient of the Furniture Society’s 2022 Award of Distinction, and is the former President of North Bennet Street School.
Miguel's Upcoming Workshops
Students have experience working with stationary machines and power tools and are familiar with basic principles of joinery and 3-D design.
Students have some formal training in 3-D design, experience with a variety of materials and fabrication processes, and know how to use machine and hand tools competently and safely. Students have a portfolio of their artwork.
Sep 11 - 22, 2023
A Cabinet of One's Own
This workshop focuses on the design and construction of cabinets, chests, and bureaus. Students employ the joinery techniques of traditional carcass construction to make a cabinet of their own design, as elaborate or simple as experience and ambition allow. Topics include dovetails, mortise and tenon joinery, frame and panel construction, and doors and drawers. Students will learn the proper application of each type of joint in the construction of cases. The goal of this workshop is to develop or enhance machine skills and confidence in the use of hand tools, broadening students’ woodworking horizons and creating memorable cabinets.