Cabinet-Building Basics


Cabinet-Building Basics


Tuition Assistance and Other Policies

Meeting Times
  1. Mon, 10/30/2023 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  2. Wed, 11/1/2023 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  3. Mon, 11/6/2023 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Mon, 10/30/2023 - Mon, 11/6/2023

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BARN Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio

General Woodworking


Build a simple cabinet that includes the basic features found in base and upper cabinets. This intermediate-level class starts with an overview of cabinet styles with an emphasis on Euro-style and a discussion about cabinet materials and useful tools. Then learn how to:

  • sketch a plan.
  • make a cut list.
  • estimate materials.
  • accurately and safely cut down a sheet of plywood.
  • assemble the pieces into a sturdy, square cabinet box.
  • add a door and adjust the hinges so the door hangs properly.

The class covers the basics of how to install cabinets, but that is not demonstrated.

At the end of this class, you'll be prepared to build simple cabinets with the dimensions you want during open studio sessions. If you have a complicated cabinet, extra help is available in the Guided Woodworking Open Studio sessions.


You will go home with an upper cabinet approximately 28" tall, 20" wide and 12" deep, with one door.


A $100 materials fee included in the cost of the class covers all the plywood, hardware, and supplies you need.


Class Policies

  • Ages 14 and up are welcome.
  • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.

BARN Policies

  • View BARN's Cancellation and Refund Policy.
  • Tuition Assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. We try to make accommodations when requested; the earlier you contact us, the more likely we can help. Please email to find out more or request an accommodation.
  • Sensory Statement: Makerspaces like BARN can be noisy and cluttered, smell strongly, and have bright or flickering lights.

Instructors or Guides

Wayne Chang

Wayne spent three decades in the restaurant industry with a family restaurant and his own restaurant, as well as consulting with sustainable seafood and other related businesses. Since moving to Bainbridge Island, he's spent most of his time remodeling homes and vans, as well as spending too much time in the Woodworking Studio at BARN.

Rosnec Estime

David Whitacre

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