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Cabinet Making

You will work with beautiful woods and finishes while learning the intricacies of building amazing works of art and fine furniture. You will participate in designing and building custom cabinets for the project homes for the SLCC Building Construction program.

All students enrolled in the Cabinetmaking program are members of SkillsUSA, sponsor of the Professional Development Program (PDP). This program is designed to promote leadership, communication, social and employability skills. Regional, state and national competitions are held annually. This training is included in the curriculum of the program.

Students will receive an understanding of basic woodworking principles, cabinetmaking and furniture making techniques. Experience in using equipment, hand tools and constructing and finishing a complete kitchen and other personal choices of projects will be provided.

A competent knowledge should be gained in:

  • joinery
  • materials
  • techniques
  • wood characteristics

This course develops the student's understanding in the principles of furniture construction. The methods used for applications and styles of furniture are included in the instruction.

You will receive knowledge of:

  • safe operation of typical shop equipment
  • project design and hardware selection
  • cut-listing, cut-out, assembly and finish techniques
  • advanced cabinet design
  • estimating and ordering of materials
  • production methods
  • supervisory training
  • shop management
  • quality finishing techniques

Students gain practical knowledge in the use of AutoCAD that is essential in producing architectural drawings. This course includes hands-on applications and producing simple drawings.

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