Guild of Oregon Woodworkers

7634 SW 34th Avenue Portland, OR 97219


  • 06 May 2019
  • 11 May 2019
  • 6 sessions
  • 06 May 2019, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • 07 May 2019, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • 08 May 2019, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • 09 May 2019, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • 10 May 2019, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • 11 May 2019, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
  • 6


  • If you choose to pay the $400 deposit click INVOICE ME and contact Julie Niemeyer at or 503-591-9360 for instructions.The Balance of $830 is due by 1/31/19.

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Garrett Hack has served as a contributing editor at Fine Woodworking magazine and has contributed dozens of articles to that publication for over a quarter century. He is the author of The Handplane Book and Classic Hand Tools. His own unique style combines elements of Shaker and Federal forms with whimsical elements executed to perfection. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Home Furniture, and New Hampshire Home.  His visit to the Guild in 2018 was a huge success, and we’re delighted to have him return for another visit in 2019.


This is a six (6) day workshop. Students will be supplying and milling their own lumber to rough dimensions prior to the workshop.

Case construction is a fundamental furniture making skill.  Designing and building a small cabinet is an ideal project to explore the design, details, and challenges of solid wood construction before starting on much larger pieces. We’ll delve into strong case joinery, choosing appropriate materials, dealing with wood movement, securing shelves and backs, making and attaching moldings, case corner details, making and hinging doors, and if we have time, making drawers. Emphasis will be on hand skills and hand tools to size, smooth, shape, and fit parts. We will also integrate machines to make the building process efficient and accurate. 

A list of tools and materials will be provided well in advance of the class, but please register early.  There is a fair amount of stock prep work necessary before the first day of class; your early registration will offer plenty of time to obtain stock, let it acclimate to your shop, and complete rough milling tasks before class.  Final milling of most components will occur during the class periods. To make hinging the doors easier, we will make a before-class purchase of the proper hinges for a cabinet of this size and divide that cost up among the class.

Hinges, snacks and beverages, and lunches will be provided.

Students registering before 1/15/ 2019 will receive an invoice for the $1,230.00 but have the option to make an early payment of $400. The balance of $830 is due by 1/31/19. Contact Julie NIemeyer at for instructions

If registering after 1/15/2019 full payment is required within 7 days of registration.

A cancellation notice must be submitted to the GOOW-Registrar 30 days prior to the workshop for a 50% refund.  If the vacancy can be filled with another student, a full refund will be received. 

Please note that your registration for this class is not complete until the class registration fee is received by the registrar. Class registration fees must be paid in full within 7 days of registration to avoid being dropped from the attendee list. You can pay online using PayPal, or by check made payable to the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference the class title and number on the memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, C/O Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007.

Because of the expected popularity of this seminar, early registration is strongly encouraged.

Feel free to direct questions to class coordinator Jeff Zens at

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