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Steve France with his partially completed oak gun cabinet.

Steve France with his partially completed oak gun cabinet.

Gun cabinets are a favorite project for students in Advanced Wood Products Manufacturing. This year Steve France is constructing one of his own and we’ll be posting his progress. Steve has the base and top cabinet completed. The entire build is constructed of solid oak. The base and top are held together with rabbets, glue, and metal fasteners while the face frames utilize pocket screws.

Today Steve is completing the doors on the program’s panel router.

Students in SUN Tech’s Advanced Wood Products Manufacturing program are working on building Shaker-style end tables.  The Shaker style was developed by a religious group by the same name during the late 17th century and is known for it’s simplicity, joinery, and functionality. The students utilize a variety of skills in this project including estimating,  making a cut list, dovetail and mortise and tenon joinery, and cutting tapered legs.