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Online Class

Cabinet Case Construction

Create custom cabinets that are perfectly suited to any home. Learn to design, assemble and install both basic and high-end builds.

What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Jonathan Brower
  • Closed captioning available (web only)


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.

Lesson Breakdown

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
3. Installing Hardware & Assembly
4. Drawer, Door & Toe Kick
5. Customized Bays
6. Multi-Bay Unit Assembly

Recommended with this class

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

Taught by

Jonathan Brower
Jonathan Brower
Jonathan Brower is a furniture maker based in Rhode Island. He began as an artist and college instructor at Syracuse University before following his passion for woodworking. After completing the 12-week intensive program at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine, Jonathan began his own woodworking business. He continues to create custom furniture, cabinetry and woodwork for clients throughout the United States.