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Joinery: Dovetails

  • Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute 2300 North Adrian Highway Adrian, MI, 49221 United States (map)

3 Sessions

Wednesdays, March 6th, 13th, and 20th

5:30 PM - 9:00 PM 

Instructors: Luke Barnett

Location: Sam Beauford Woodshop (Building #41) 


Ages 16 & Up

Dovetails are the pinnacle of fine furniture craftsmanship. In this course you will learn dovetailing techniques and the skills needed to layout, mark and cut dovetails by hand. We will also cover sliding dovetails joints. The first two sessions will focus on creating dovetails by hand. The third session will focus on machine cut dovetails. Students will learn how to layout, cut, and join dovetails.

If you have any questions about this class, please contact Luke Barnett at (517) 902-8383 or

Minimum 6 Students, Maximum 10 Students

Earlier Event: March 2
Farm House Table
Later Event: March 9
Blanket Chest