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Woodworking and Related Studies is a degree category that consists of the following common degrees:

  • Cabinetmaking

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    Cabinetmaking

    A degree program in cabinetmaking teaches students technical building skills, construction concepts, and how to properly use equipment fundamental to the trade. Graduates come away with knowledge in several areas:

    • Designing and constructing furniture
    • Reading specifications and blueprints
    • Construction-related math and algebra
    • Computer-aided drafting and drawing
    • Choosing the right type of wood for specific projects
    • Wood finishing and re-facing, including painting, waxing, varnishing, and lacquering wood materials
    • Proper use of and maintenance of hand tools like clamps, vises, augers; and power tools like saber saws and sanders
    • Programming a computerized numerical control (CNC) Router (a computer-controlled cutting machine)
    • Installing cabinets and custom woodworking
    • Safety practices
    • Construction estimating
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  • Woodworking

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    $98k

    Woodworking

    Woodworkers are artisans. Some make fine furniture. Some make objects with a wood shaping machine called a lathe. Some, known as luthiers, build and restore stringed musical instruments. Degree programs in the field teach the technical and artistic skills needed to create with wood. Students learn about the science and different species of wood, the essentials of design, traditional and modern woodworking techniques, and how to use the tools of the trade.

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