The third instructional course in a sequence of courses that
prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills
to set up and operate industrial woodworking machinery, and
to use such machinery to design and fabricate custom cabinets
and architectural millwork. It stresses the safe use of trade
hand and power tools and machinery used in the production
of millwork items. Cabinets, such as kitchen and vanities are
constructed, finished, and installed as part of this program.
Prerequisite: Woodworking, Furniture Design & Manufacturing
Core Standards of the Course
Students will be able to understand the cabinetmaking industry.
Identify career opportunities in cabinetmaking/millwork manufacturing.
Identify career opportunities in related millwork industries.
Describe the integration of cabinetmaking into construction schedules.
Students will be able to understand the design, planning and estimation process.
Identify elements and principles of design as they apply to kitchen cabinets.
Draw the necessary views of a selected project.
Create a material list for the selected project and determine the project cost.
Create a procedure list for construction of a cabinet.
Extract pertinent cabinet information and specifications from house plans.
Identify cabinet standards relating to kitchen, vanity, and commercial type cabinets (quality standards, dimension standards, etc.).
Students will be able to understand and demonstrate safe practices.
Demonstrate the ability to work safely in a cabinet shop following general safety rules.
Demonstrate the safe use of woodworking tools and machines.
Demonstrate how to handle and store materials according to the MSDS sheets.
Pass a written safety test with a score of 100 percent.
Students will be able to understand and demonstrate the safe use of hand tools.
Describe the purpose and demonstrate the proper use of measuring and layout tools.
Describe the purpose and demonstrate the proper use of shaping tools.
Describe the purpose and demonstrate the proper use of striking tools.
Describe the purpose and demonstrate the proper use of drill bits.
Multi spur bit
Driver bits: Phillips, Square, slotted
Students will be able to understand and demonstrate the safe of use portable power tools.
Describe the purpose and demonstrate the proper use of routers.
Describe the purpose and demonstrate the proper use of reciprocal or circular saws.
Describe the purpose and demonstrate the proper use of a biscuit jointer.
Describe the purpose and demonstrate the proper use of a power plane.
Describe the purpose and demonstrate the proper use of power drills and drivers.
Describe the purpose and demonstrate the proper use of pneumatic tools.
Describe the purpose and demonstrate the proper use of the following portable power tools:
Hand jig saw
Students will be able to understand and demonstrate the safe of use power machines.
Describe the purpose and demonstrate the proper use of the following sawing machines:
Power miter saw
Radial arm saw
Describe the purpose and demonstrate the proper use of the following surfacing machines:
Describe the purpose and demonstrate the proper use of the following sanding machines:
Describe the purpose and demonstrate the proper use of the following shaping machines:
Describe the purpose and demonstrate the proper use of the following drilling and turning machines:
Line boring machine
Students will be able to understand wood products, characteristics, and procedures.
Describe the parts of a tree and the significance that is has in cabinet construction.
Annual (growth) rings
Describe and know how natural defects.
Demonstrate a knowledge of the seasoning and drying of lumber.
Distinguish between softwoods and hardwoods.
Identify the differences between solid wood and manmade goods and describe the use of each.
Identify wood species and list the species most suited for cabinet construction.
Identify the common grades of lumber and sheet goods.
Properly store material.
Students will be able to understand and demonstrate basic math and measuring concepts.
Calculate the cost of a project.
Demonstrate the optimization of materials.
Demonstrate basic woodworking math proficiency.
Multiply two-digit numbers.
Calculate board feet and square feet.
Read and measure with a tape using sixteenths (1/16).
Students will be able to understand and demonstrate the use of fasteners and adhesives.
Identify the various woodworking fasteners and the application of each.
Identify the different adhesives and preferred use of each.
Identify the different types of clamps.
Students will be able to understand and demonstrate the use of joinery.
Identify the basic wood joints used in furniture making.
Mortise and tenon
Construct the basic wood joints used in cabinetmaking.
Students will be able to understand and demonstrate the use of cabinet components and hardware.
Identify the parts of traditional and European cabinets.
Identify basic construction methods.
Identify the door options in cabinetmaking.
Identify the components of a drawer.
Identify and properly install common cabinet/furniture hardware such as:
Hinges - offset, overlay, European, butt, lip
Pulls and knobs
Assemble a cabinet with the proper adhesive and fasteners.
Layout and construct cabinet doors.
Cut out and construct drawers.
Install door and drawer.
Identify basic construction methods.
Frame and panel
Students will be able to understand and demonstrate finishing, installation, and transportation techniques.
Understand and properly apply the basic rules of sanding.
Select and correctly use each specified grit size.
Properly prepare a surface for Finishing.
Properly apply stain, penetrating oil, and/or a clear finish.
Properly spray a clear coat.
Understand basic cabinet installation techniques such as scribing, leveling, and shimming.
Students will understand the need for professional development.
Complete a personal inventory.
Set and meet goals.
Know how to make decisions.
Know how to manage time.
Organize personal belongings and lab equipment.
Learn to communicate verbally.
Write effective communications.
Establish a personal reading program.
Develop effective work skills and attitudes.
Master a working knowledge of SkillsUSA.
State the SkillsUSA motto.
State the SkillsUSA creed.
Learn the SkillsUSA colors.
Describe the official SkillsUSA dress.
Describe the procedure for becoming a SkillsUSA officer.
Students will understand the need for leadership skills.
Serve on a committee.
Prepare an agenda.
Assist in planning a meeting.
Review basic parliamentary procedure.
Make a main motion.
Participate in a school project.
Attend a community meeting.
Practice effective speaking.
Present a three‐ to five‐minute talk.
Implement a leadership project.
Master a working knowledge of SkillsUSA.
Describe the meaning of the SkillsUSA emblem.
State the SkillsUSA pledge.
Describe the duties of a SkillsUSA officer.
Students will understand the need for career planning.
Define your future occupation.
Survey employment opportunities.
Report on a trade journal article.
Explore opportunities for advanced training.
Conduct a worker interview.
Contact a professional association.
Explore entrepreneurship opportunities.
Give a talk about your career.
Review career goals.
Students will understand the importance of employability and work habits.
Develop a list of work standards to follow at school and on the job.
Evaluate your personal ethics.
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