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COMING SOON - Decorative Wall Cabinet


January 9th – 13th, 2023 | 9:00am to 5:00pm

This 5 day course will teach you the fundamentals of wall cabinet design and construction while making a beautiful and useful small cabinet with two drawers.

  • Materials are included
  • Lunches are included

See Details and Tool List Below


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Furniture Type

Cabinet, Decor

Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate

Time Frame

Weekdays – Daytime

Name: Decorative Wall Cabinet
Instructor: Matt Kenney
Skill Level: Beginner
Prerequisites: None

Format: 5 Day in-person course


January 9th – 13th, 2023


Class Description:

Learn the fundamentals of wall cabinet design and construction while making a beautiful and useful small cabinet with two drawers. During the course, you’ll learn how to cut dovetails with a tablesaw, how to cut stopped dadoes with a router, and how to fit a liner inside the cabinet to create a rabbet for the back. The liner is painted with milk paint, so you’ll get a chance to mix and paint with this cool material. After the liner is glued into the cabinet, you’ll make two small drawer. Dovetails join the drawer parts, but the front is covered in a thin, solid-wood veneer. You’ll get to pick the species for your cabinet drawers and color of your liner. The cabinet back is made from ship-lapped slats, and a French cleat hangs it on the wall. Both techniques will be covered during the amazing 5 day course.


Lunches provided

Day 1: Cut case dovetails and glue case together

Day 2: Make and fit liner parts, including dadoes for the vertical and horizontal dividers

Day 3: Paint liner parts and glue in liner. Make ship-lap back and cut tails for the drawers

Day 4: Complete drawers and fit to cabinet

Day 5: Install the back and French cleat. Surface prep, and finish.


Topics and skills covered will include:

  • Basic cabinet design
  • Cabinet construction
  • Drawer making and fitting
  • Dovetails
  • Stopped dadoes
  • Veneering
  • Milk paint and related finishes


What you’ll need:

The Austin School of Furniture has a retail store and a tool library available for students. You may buy or borrow the required tools from us. If you borrow ours you may have to share as we have a limited supply.

  • 12 in. combination square
  • 4″ Bevel Gauge
  • Smoothing plane
  • Block plane
  • Chisels
  • Tape measure
  • 6 in. and 12 in. rules
  • Coping saw


Austin School of Furniture has the right to cancel this class at anytime if the minimum amount of students is not reached.

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