Cabinetmaking

  • Instructor: Mr. John Weinman
    Phone: 724-539-9788 x324
    Email: john.weinman@wiu.k12.pa.us
     

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Cabinetmaking involves the design and construction of custom furniture, cabinets and countertops using specialty woods and high tech machinery. Cabinetmakers/millworkers are skilled professionals who are comfortable working with technically sophisticated equipment in a manufacturing setting. A large portion of the cabinetmaker’s job is to set up and operate a variety of machines in order to craft kitchen cabinets, doors, tables, desks, chairs, etc. Students in this program will learn how to draw and read blueprints to determine specific material needs, from the type of wood to the required finish. Instruction will also cover hardware installation, finishing procedures, assembly, and installation work.

     
    **Students enrolled in this program rotate through the four construction programs during the first year.

    PROFILE OF SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS
    Important attributes of the cabinetmaker include good eye-hand coordination, patience, precision and a respect for fine workmanship. Good reading skills, as well as a basic knowledge of math and geometry, are needed for understanding blueprints. At a minimum, it is recommended that students follow an academic schedule that consists of college prep courses in English, math, science, and humanities.
     
     

    PROGRAM OF STUDY DUTY AREAS  

    • Hand Tools/Power Tools and Machining Operations
    • Wood Identification
    • Blueprint Reading/Planning
    • Hardware Installation
    • Finishing Procedures
    • Cabinet and Furniture Construction
    POSTSECONDARY SCHOOLS
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • Triangle Tech 
    ONE-TO-ONE ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS WITH EWCTC
    • Triangle Tech, Inc.
    STATEWIDE ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS
     
    • Bucks County Community College
    • Johnson College
     
    CAREER PATHWAYS
    • Cabinetmaker 
    • Furniture Maker 
    • Kitchen Remodeler
    • Furniture Designer
    • Sprayer/Finisher