Simple Cabinet: basic woodworking techniques – W0406-18

Date: Jun 25 - 29, 2018

Skill Level(s): II to III i

Instructor(s): Jason Schneider

Tuition: $975
Studio Fee: $100
Registration Fee: $45


Embark on the artistic adventure of cabinetry. In this workshop, we explore the craft of building a small wall-hung cabinet with a hinged door and a drawer. This class is a study of basic construction with a less-is-more aesthetic theme while we make an elegantly crafted cabinet. We learn how how to select parts from solid wood to create a harmonious piece based on natural designs. Master a variety of important skills that can be used in many future furniture making projects.

Media & Techniques:

We work with solid wood, and selecting and preparing wood. We also explore safe milling and machine practices, traditional joinery, use of hand tools and how to set hardware, and provide an overview of making jigs and finishing.


Through discussions, slide lectures and demonstrations, this workshop teaches students wood joinery and techniques used for cabinets and boxes. A presentation about cabinets throughout history provides us with inspiration and knowledge of the integrity of traditional joinery.


Jason Schneider is an artist and furniture maker from New Jersey. He received his M.F.A. in furniture design from San Diego State University. For 10 years Jason was the Studio Coordinator of the Furniture Design and Woodworking program at Anderson Ranch. Jason currently teaches furniture design and woodworking at Northern Michigan University.

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