George Vondriska

Advanced Cabinet Making Techniques + DVD

George Vondriska
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  • In-depth Instruction; over 148 mins
  • On-demand video access anytime
  • Bonus downloadable PDF resources
  • Access to class Q&A
  • Available for purchase: $49.99
5 Lessons
2  hrs 28  mins

Let’s take your cabinet making skills to the next level! In this class you’ll follow along, step by step, and make a base cabinet that includes double raised panel doors, a drawer on full extension slides, a toe kick, and a plastic laminate countertop.

Here are some of the cabinet making skills you’ll see covered in the class:

  • Adjustable shelf holes in the case
  • Stopped dadoes on the table saw
  • Shop-made jig for the toe kick
  • Face frame construction with a drawer rail
  • Lock rabbet joint for drawer construction
  • Using and installing drawer slides
  • Alignment of a drawer face
  • Making raised panels
  • Aligning double doors
  • Working with plastic laminate

Where you can use these skills

You’ll be building a base cabinet in the class, and you can use these skills to craft base cabinets for your shop or kitchen. But this style of construction is also useful for bathroom vanities and, scaled down, items such as night stands.

Construction style

The build style used on the cabinet in this class is very common; plywood carcase with dado and rabbet joinery, solid wood face frame, and overlay doors and drawer front. Once you master this, you’ll be able to apply it to many different styles of cabinets. The countertop is also very typical; a particle board core under a plastic laminate top.

What you should already know

Because this is an advanced class, you should have some skills before starting this class.

  • Setting up a stackable dado head
  • Cutting dadoes and rabbets on the table saw
  • Face frame pocket hole joinery
  • Cope and stile door frames

These skills can be learned in our Fundamentals of Cabinet Making Class.

In addition to the detailed video instruction you’ll receive, this video class provides you with some downloadable resources and helpful information to print and keep, including: A detailed Class Guide you can follow and use as a reminder for the key steps of the class instruction; and source references for the class project and materials used in the class.

NOTE: You’ll receive this Class video instruction in two forms: As on-demand streaming video (in your WWGOA Account); and as a physical DVD, mailed to you.

George Vondriska

George Vondriska is the Editor in Chief here at Woodworkers Guild of America and has been sharing his woodworking expertise since 1986. Apart from conducting classes at his renowned Vondriska Woodworks School, George's passion for teaching has taken him to woodworking shows nationwide and has led him to teach woodworking for prestigious organizations such as Peace Corps/Swaziland, Andersen Window, Northwest Airlines, and the Pentagon. With a wealth of published magazine articles under his belt, encompassing tool reviews and shop improvement projects, George's knowledge and skills continue to inspire woodworkers every day. To discover more about him and his school, visit

George Vondriska

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Advanced Cabinet Making Techniques + DVD Purchase this class for $49.99.