A Dovetailed Drawer Course
- Designation: 5-Day Course.
- Date: December 3rd to 7th.
- Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (1 Hour lunch).
- Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced.
- Materials: Included.
- Pre-Requisite: None.
During this 5 day course, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside our 10-week Resident Students as we construct the perfect fit dovetailed drawer.
On the first day of the course, you'll learn about traditional drawer design; from aesthetic decisions to practical layout and options, we'll look at many working examples of the form. From there you'll begin the slow and deliberate process of fitting and tuning the drawer back, front, and sides while honing your skills of dimensioning furniture parts.
Day two brings careful attention to grain direction and layout, with half-blind dovetails in the front, and through dovetails in the back. You'll plow the groove for the drawer bottom while you get acquainted with a plow plane.
After the dovetails are complete by the end of day three, you’ll learn how to make and fit a solid wood drawer bottom. By the end of day three, your drawer should be ready for glue. ( no pressure -;)
On day four, you’ll fit the bottom into the grooves and move onto the drawer pull, where moulding planes and files will be utilized to shape these delicate custom parts.
On the fifth day, you'll have time to fine-tune anything that needs adjusting and apply some finish.
**All students at UW must be 18 years and older to attend.