Introduction to 

Cabinet Making

A bespoke 3 day course designed to be the perfect entry into the world of cabinet making. Make your very own cabinet using traditional & Contemporary woodwork techniques in our shared workshop.




Taught by our professional in house Furniture maker Stephen Hobson this bespoke course covers the basics in Cabinet Making and  woodworking techniques. 

Over 3 days you will create your very own cabinet  using a variety  carpentry and joinery methods. No experience is needed as everything will be fully explained and demonstrated on the day. 

The cabinet will have a beautiful parquet door, birch ply body and will sit on small metal hairpin legs...that perfect vintage industrial look for your home.

We keep our class sizes small so you will have plenty of one on one opportunity throughout to ask questions, practice techniques and receive feedback.

Course Content


- Introduction to Cabinet Making


Day 1 -  10:30 am to 17:30

  • Talk through the Design

  • Marking out Design and Demonstration of Parquetry Technique

  • Application of final Parquetry design for Cabinet door

  • Wood Cutting - Cut main body of Cabinet out of Architectural        Birch Ply using the mitre technique

  • Demonstration/application of joinery Technique using biscuit joiner

  • Demonstration/application of Router technique to create a housing joint for back panel

  • Dry join cabinet


Day 2  - 10::30  to 17:30

  • Glue, Join and Clamp Cabinet

  • Leave to dry

  • Measure precise space for the parquet door

  • Cut the parquet door to size

  • Cut trim for parquet door and glue and tac in place

  • Sand door 

  • Finish with chosen product Danish Oils / Varnish / Wax


Day 3 - 10:30  to 17:00 

  • Unclamp body

  • Sand body

  • Stain body if part of your design

  • Fit shelves if part of your design

  • Fit Hinges to door

  • Fit Handle if part of your design

  • Hang Parquet Door

  • Fit Hairpin Legs


No. of students: 5


Price: £375 (including all materials)

3 day Course dates: 


Sat 21st March / Sun 22nd March / Sat 28th March


Sat 18th April / Sun 19th April / Sat 25th April


Sat 30th May / Sun 31st May / Sat 6th June

Free parking available. Our nearest Metrolink station in Cornbrook, a short 10 minute walk from the workshop.

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Steph's Review

"I absolutely loved this course. It was fun, light and really concise. Steven was great at being patient and giving extra support when needed. He also helped to facilitate any requests we had to make our pieces stand out, and they did, the cabinets all looked amazing and individual to us. I did my course over 3 days with 4 others who I got to know over the days and we all kept in touch through wattsapp to discuss further developments with our cabinets. Overall I spent 3 days at the makers quarter having lots of laughs and came out with a beautiful handmade cabinet and 4 new friends. I would love to do more there in the future. "