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Doors for Cabinetry & Fine Furniture

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Showcase your craftsmanship with perfectly fitted doors for cabinetry and fine furniture.

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What You Get

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

How it works

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.


Improve the quality of your cabinetry and fine furniture as you learn how to design, join and properly fit doors. Furniture maker and expert instructor Robert Spiece will review the anatomy of the door and help you to select the right materials for your project. Learn to join and frame your panels, accurately cut mortises and tenons and fine-tune these pieces with hand tools for clean, precise results. Then, create panels for your doors and even form raised panels without a spindle shaper! Properly sand and glue up your door and add texture and visual interest by pinning mortise and tenon detail. Finally, install hinges and learn to expertly fit the doors you’ve worked so hard to create. You’ll even get Robert’s personal picks for door-catch hardware that’s truly at home in fine furniture.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Making Doors for Furniture
Meet woodworking instructor and fine-furniture maker Robert Spiece as he gives an overview of what you'll learn in this class. Robert begins with a comprehensive explanation of the anatomy of the door before discussing the design considerations and logistical planning that will go into your project. Finally, you'll learn how to get the most out of your materials as you start to build a framework.
2. Frame & Panel Joinery
3. Mortises & Tenons
4. Panels
5. Finishing Details & Glue Ups
6. Hinging the Doors
7. Finishing Touches

Taught by

Robert Spiece
Robert Spiece
Robert Spiece is a furniture maker and instructor at the JD Lohr School of Woodworking, where he began his career as an apprentice. Today, he creates custom pieces for clients across the United States, teaches a practical approach for students working out of their home shops and publishes instructional articles in a variety of woodworking magazines.

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