How to Build Shaker Cabinets

$83.99

This course is offered in partnership with MTCopeland.  This course is for experienced carpenters or millwork professionals. This course assumes you already know how to build a cabinet box.  With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you – Invest in Yourself.

Instructor

ken decost

Ken DeCost is a cabinet maker based in Boston, MA. Growing up in a family of tradesmen, Ken began to develop his carpentry skills from a young age. Over the last ten years he has honed his expertise in high end cabinet making. In 2017, he became the Director of Millwork for custom home builder, NS Builders. Here he has assembled a skilled team that aligns to his level of high standards and excellence. From traditional to ultra modern, complex curved work to hand stitched veneering, he continues to push the limits of perfection and craftsmanship.

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Course Description

Learn how to build a face frame and shaker doors for a cabinet box.

KEY TOPICS

  • CALCULATE DIMENSIONS AND SELECT LUMBER
  • READ CUT LISTS AND FRAME PIECES TO SIZE
  • LEARN HOW TO CUT JACK MITERS
  • MITER WRAP AND FOLD TECHNIQUES
  • ADD BEADS TO A FACE FRAME
  • DOOR PREP ASSEMBLY AND FINISHING

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Face Frame Cabinets and Shaker Doors

  • Calculating Dimensions to Size Your Cabinet Parts

  • Determining How Much Material You Need

  • Milling vs. Selecting Lumber

  • Making Your First Cuts

  • Correcting Material Defects With a Jointer

  • Ripping Door Stock and Face Frames

  • Dressing Boards on a Jointer

  • Milling to Thickness on a Planer

  • Cutting Cabinet Doors

  • Door Joinery

  • Adding the Bead to Your Face Frame Stock

  • Cutting Jack Miters Into Face Frames

  • Assembling Face Frames

  • Miter Folded Face Frame

  • Prepping Door Panels for Assembly

  • Assembling Shaker Cabinet Doors

  • Trimming and Fitting Your Doors

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