Building Euro-Style Cabinets

  • Tuesday, June 22, 2021
  • Tuesday, July 06, 2021
  • 4 sessions
  • Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Monday, June 28, 2021, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Tuesday, July 06, 2021, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO062221DW+
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  • $260 + $5 materials fee
  • $200 + $5 materials fee

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This class has prerequisites. See below.

Learn the basics of designing and building Euro-style cabinets, also known as frameless cabinets, as you build one cabinet with the dimensions and combination of drawers and/or shelves that you want.

The class will start with an overview of cabinet styles, with an emphasis on Euro-style cabinets and their components. There will also be a discussion about cabinet materials and useful tools. At the first session, you will also sketch the cabinet you want to build and learn how to make a cut list and estimate the materials you will need. You will be asked to pay for the materials so that they can be ordered and delivered before the second session. Bring approximate dimensions to the class!

At the remaining sessions, you'll build your cabinet. You'll learn how to accurately and safely cut down sheets of plywood and how to assemble the pieces into sturdy, square cabinet boxes. You'll also learn how to add components: shelves, doors and drawers. You'll have to install the cabinet on your own after the class, but the class will teach you the process.


  • Prerequisites: This is an intermediate-level class, open to people ages 14+ who have taken Orientation to the Woodshop and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 & 2.
  • PLEASE NOTE: The materials fee included in the registration fee covers only shop supplies. Please bring a credit or debit card to the first session so you can pay then for the plywood needed for your design. A typical cabinet requires one sheet of plywood, but what you need might vary depending on your design. Prefinished birch plywood, the least expensive option, costs around $80 a sheet; prefinished maple is about $125. Unfinished plywood is around $70 for birch and $110 for maple.
  • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

  • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Everyone is required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of 6 feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. Overall BARN safety policies are here. Studio-specific safety policies are here.
  • In addition to the mask requirement, you must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.

Instructors: Dave Whitacre, Scott Weigle and Wayne Chang.

Dave moved to Bainbridge in 2013 after he retired as a petroleum engineer in Alaska. Woodworking has been his hobby for the past 40-plus years. He's enjoyed designing and building traditional-styled furniture and hopes to broaden his skills and techniques now that he has more time to devote to the craft.

Scott has been a woodworker since his early days in a high school shop class.  He looks  forward to sharing his joy of wood, tools and the creative process with participants in this introductory course, and he bets you will discover there is no better place than the BARN to exercise your creativity with this amazing medium.

Wayne enjoys the challenge and problem solving that goes along with woodworking. In the past, most of his woodworking involved rebuilding his 100-year-old house. Now it revolves around anything that his daughter asks him to build. He also coordinates the community service projects done in the Woodworking Studio.

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