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with Robert Spiece
Online Class

Doors for Cabinetry & Fine Furniture

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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.


  • advanced
  • 7 episodes
  • 3h14m

Included in this Class

1. Making Doors for Furniture

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

2. Frame & Panel Joinery

Gain an understanding of joinery terminology and start to create a frame-and-panel door. You'll cut grooves -- or plows -- into your straight and curved rails with precision as you learn how to create enough room for the panel to fit comfortably within the framework. Using a table saw and Robert's valuable tips, you'll gain a new level of woodworking mastery as you carefully develop each groove.

3. Mortises & Tenons

3. Mortises & Tenons

Explore the age-old practice of mortise and tenon joinery with Robert's tips for success. You'll learn multiple methods for cutting mortises with accuracy and making tenons that will fit each of your mortises perfectly. Finally, hand-fit your pieces together to ensure that they are ready as you carefully fine-tune each joined area.