Cabinets and Built-ins

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This mid-level course is intended for woodworkers who are interested in building professional quality custom cabinets and built-ins. Learn to build sturdy solid plywood cabinetry with solid wood face frames, doors and drawers combining the methods developed by production cabinet builders with custom techniques that make projects versatile and creative, often without requiring a professional shop. Students should be experienced with the safe operation of wood working hand tools and the safe operation of basic shop tools such as table saw, router, circular saw, and miter saw. Learn to develop efficient cut lists from simple plans, break down materials with a track saw, make dado and rabbet cuts, build cabinets using pocket hole screws, mill and assemble drawers and panel doors. 

Take the Cabinetry Design course the week before and you'll have the skills you need to design, build and install your own cabinetry. 

Course Reviews:

"The strongest part of the course was the hands on shop time. Being able to use what were, for the most part, common home shop tools and not all specialty tools. Being able to work alongside professional carpenters/woodworkers and see how they problem solve situations. Being able to ask questions specific to our individual projects."

"The course was excellent! Knowledgeable, very experienced instructors who were clearly passionate about their work and eager to share with others."



AIA Credit Courses, Woodworking and Craft




  • American Institute of Architects (AIA): 35 Learning Units
  • Sterling College: 2 Continuing Education Units ($260 additional)

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