Digital Joinery Gone Wild! – W0505-19

Date: Jul 01 - 05, 2019

Skill Level(s): II to IV i

Instructor(s): Matthew Hebert

Tuition: $975
Studio Fee: $150
Registration Fee: $45

CAD drawing experience required.


The CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) router is known for precision and accuracy in mass-produced designs. This workshop focuses on the creation of a one-off piece of furniture designed with the use of Rhino 3-D. The goal is to have furniture parts completely milled with the use of the CNC router. Students discover how to turn the limitations of the CNC router into aesthetic opportunities as well as understand the basics of digital joinery.

Media & Techniques:

Students must possess working knowledge of Rhino modeling software for this workshop. With proper use of the CNC router, students focus on plywood construction as an introduction to the CNC Machine.


Participants begin modeling designs, then translate physical models into Rhinoceros. Workshop participants then cut out models on the CNC Machine and assemble them into a finished piece.


Matthew Hebert is the Associate Professor of Furniture Design at San Diego State University. His work takes recognizable objects and layers new forms of use and meaning onto them. Matthew received his BA in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley and received his MFA at California College of the Arts.


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