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with Jim Heavey
Online Class

Cabinetry Tips & Techniques

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Start constructing cabinets like a pro, and gain the skills you need to tackle your own build! WOOD magazine contributing craftsman and educator Jim Heavey will guide you through cabinet anatomy, how to stabilize and square your pieces, and ways to update existing cabinets. Learn how to give tired doors new life by fixing broken rails and stiles and replacing sagging hinges. Plus, banish loud slamming doors for good when you install a handy soft-close feature. Then, determine the cause of sticking doors, and find out how to tighten or re-glue loose joints. You'll also learn how to repair and replace drawer slides and glides, and get tips on sanding and planing warped sides. Finally, get inspired to reface and refinish your wood for a brand new look!


  • intermediate
  • 5 episodes
  • 42m

Included in this Class

1. Welcome to Your FREE Mini-Class

1. Welcome to Your FREE Mini-Class

Learn how to use your FREE Craftsy mini-class.

2. Cabinet Anatomy

2. Cabinet Anatomy

Meet your instructor, woodworker and WOOD magazine instructor Jim Heavey. Then, discover what makes a cabinet structurally sound and how to identify and fix your cabinet's weak points. Learn to measure for square and find out what to do if your cabinet isn't. Make functional upgrades as Jim shows you how to add a sliding drawer. Finally, see how quickly you can update upper cabinets with crown molding to give your old cabinet a new, modern look.

3. Dealing With Doors

3. Dealing With Doors

Have cabinet doors that sag or hinges that are falling off? Jim demonstrates how to readjust working hinges and show you a nifty trick for filling in screw holes that have gotten too big. Then, see how to quiet a loud, banging door with an addition of a soft-close feature. Finally, learn how to quickly repair broken rails and stiles to prolong the life of your cabinet doors.