with Jonathan Brower
Online Class

Cabinet Case Construction

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Learn how to build custom cabinets alongside professional woodworker Jonathan Brower. In this class, you'll start with a lesson on essential cabinet anatomy and tips for balancing function and design to suit your particular application. With the basics under your belt, Jonathan will help you measure for a simple cabinet, sketch out your design and create a parts list and cut list that set you up for a fuss-free build. Begin building your basic design as Jonathan guides you through laying out your hardware and assembling your cabinet. Then, see how to install your hardware and attach the toe-kick. Jonathan will even guide you step by step through designing and assembling a freestanding hardwood cabinet with three customized bays.


  • intermediate
  • 6 episodes
  • 2h5m

Included in this Class

1. Cabinet Anatomy & Joinery

1. Cabinet Anatomy & Joinery

Meet woodworking expert Jonathan Brower and begin learning about cabinet case anatomy. You'll consider the use and placement of the cabinet you'd like to make as well as the joinery you'll use: butted joins, pocket screws, dominos, miters and dovetails.

2. Dimensions, Design, Layout

2. Dimensions, Design, Layout

Jonathan breaks down the components of a standard cabinet with drawer and toe kick, and shows how to calculate its measurements. From there, you can move into designing your own pieces with the dimensions you desire. Learn about hardware options and how to draw up parts and cut lists.

3. Installing Hardware & Assembly

3. Installing Hardware & Assembly

Learn Jonathan's tricks for keeping track of the parts you've cut out, then attach and smooth the edge bands. Jonathan shows how to drill holes for adjustable shelves and attach hardware such as hinges and drawer slides. Finally, assemble your cabinet with Jonathan's guidance!

Recommended with this class

  • System hole shelf jig
  • Hinge plate drilling jig
  • System shelf hole jig