This is a beginning woodworking course which deals with basic materials and processes. Topics include basic safety procedures while in the Cabinet shop, an introduction to the safe use of tools and equipment, basic measurement principles, wood products, cutting, and fastening. Upon course completion, students should be able to safely inspect and use shop equipment, measure, mark, and perform various types of cuts, and assemble a specified project.
Degrees and Certificates
This is an introductory course to lumber, grades, sizes, characteristics, and uses. Topics include the natural properties of trees, identification of various types of wood, the milling process, various defects found in wood, and how it is manufactured. Upon completion the students should be knowledgeable in the wood and wood products for the production of cabinets and fine furniture.
This course includes the study of cutting lumber to dimensions and materials to size with power tools. Emphasis is on job planning and the construction of all types of joints made with hand and power tools. Upon course completion, students should be able to plan jobs, make shop drawings, job layouts and patterns.
This course covers start up and general operation of a cabinet shop. Topics include shop organization, fire safety, financing, and tool acquistion. Upon completion, students should have basic knowledge of starting a custom cabinet shop.
This is an introductory course to maintaining woodworking tools and equipment. Emphasis is on equipment inspection, cleaning and lubrication, as well as removing and replacing saw blades, jointer, shaper, and planer knives. Upon course completion, students should be proficient in maintaining basic woodworking equipment.
Emphasis is on filling, rubbing, spraying, and building up finishes. Upon course completion, students should be able to perform woodfinishing procedures.
This course focuses on design and construction of casework. Topics include study of designs, construction and installation of kitchen cabinets, vanities, shelves, and other casework and the use and installation of cabinet hardware. Upon completion, students should be able to design, construct and install basic interior casework.
CAB 102 or permission of the instructor.
This course focuses on estimating costs necessary to complete cabinetmaking projects. Emphasis is on figuring costs of materials and labor and on the use of pertinent formulas. Upon completion, students should be able to estimate costs of complete cabinetmaking projects.