Push your skills and create an heirloom in this Master Class with David Fleming. An elegant and functional Cabinet on a Stand became the hallmark of master woodworker James Krenov (1920-2009), who developed and taught techniques that transformed modern woodworking.
The cabinet we will build in this class honors the Krenov style, using the same methods and details for which his work is famous, and was designed by class instructor and master craftsman David Fleming, who studied with Krenov in the 1980’s.
Made entirely of solid wood, the cabinet carcass is doweled and the stand is built using both through and blind mortise and tenon joinery. The doors are hung on brass knife hinges with hand-carved closures and pulls. Inside the cabinet, a small drawer invites the user to open it. The finish is hand-applied using shellac on the inside and an oil/varnish mixture over shellac on the outside.
While the example shown is constructed of domestic ash and African mahogany, some construction details may differ from the prototype, including the wood species.
All wood will be selected and milled in advance by the instructor.
- Cut all parts to dimension
- Execute all joinery
- Shape cabinet edges and other parts by hand
- Execute all assembly and glue-ups
- Mortise hinges and hang doors
- Do all detail work, including carving closures and pulls
- Prepare all surfaces for finishing
- Hand-apply the finish