The Heartwood School for the Homebuilding Crafts
Woodworking Curriculum


April 17 – 21

Cabinetmaking Dovetailing The goal of this hands-on workshop is to develop basic cabinetmaking skills, use of fine woodworking tools and materials, and various joinery techniques. We will focus on accuracy of layout, detailed familiarization with planes, chisels and sharpening, as well as portable and stationary power tool use. Students will each build their own pine floor cabinet; the joinery will include carcase, face frame, dovetail drawer and raised panel door construction techniques. While hand tool use will be encouraged, options for using power tools in various operations will be demonstrated.

Enrollment is limited to five people. Registrants must have some previous carpentry experience (such as our Fundamentals of Woodworking course) or sufficient tool handling skills.

Graduate comments: "Your unfailing courtesy and good cheer made the week all that much more enjoyable. In addition to learning a great deal, I took away a lot of very nice memories. Kirk is very knowledgeable about his trade, but also exceptional in other ways. He was as patient as each situation required, and his easygoing manner and wit made it a tremendous amount of fun to be at the course. He has a gift for teaching and was very sensitive to safety issues."


Tuition: $800 per person, $1500 per couple; includes lunch.

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Johnson Hill Road

Washington, MA 01223

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