Improver’s make a bedside cabinet

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Course details                                                                                              
Duration: 5 days
Maximum students: 4
Cost: £520 plus £120 materials

The course runs 9.00am-5.00pm

Course Description  This course will run in conjunction with the Make a Book Case improver’s course.  There are similarities between the courses, although this one will emphasise veneering skills a little more.   The intention is, that by having different pieces being made on the same course, there will be an exchange of skills and techniques.

The cabinet carcase will be constructed in solid timber, using dominoes or biscuits, plus some carcase dovetails at the top.  The door will be veneered with a book-matched burr.  The top will also be burr-veneered with a solid edging, linked with inlay stringing.  The basic cabinet will have a shelf below the top, but you could return for two days special tuition to make a burr-fronted drawer to fit this space.

Skills Acquired

  • Developing a cutting list from a drawing
  • Edge-jointing boards.
  • Dominoing and biscuiting.
  • Carcase dovetailing.
  • Accurate gluing up
  • Veneer selection.
  • Book matching burrs.
  • Veneer jointing.
  • Laying veneer using both a vacuum press and the caul method.
  • Mitring and fitting edging.
  • Inlaying stringing.
  • Door fitting, including hinge fitting.


If you would like to book a place, or would like more information, please email Chris via the contact page,  or phone him on 01943 602836  / 07817 456241


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