Tea Cabinet with Matt Kenney from the USA!

Presented by Matt Kenney

Next Available: Sat, 31 Oct 9:00AM
8.0 hours x 8 Days
Book Now (http://weteachme.com/l/97Ectqwr)


This Tea Cabinet is one of the highlights of Matt Kenney’s ‘52 Boxes in 52 Weeks’ project. During this 8 day course, you will make your own Tea Cabinet with timbers specially prepared by the MGFW team.

It is a great exercise in traditional joinery, as you will learn how to cut dovetails,
dadoes, rabbets, grooves, and bridle joints to make the case, drawers & door.
The tea cabinet is also a great way to learn the importance of paying attention to the details, from grain selection to joinery layout to the importance of designing pulls that compliment the overall piece.

You will also learn a little about Kumiko by making the lattice work featured in the door (which is backed by a fabric covered panel), and how to make the thread-wrapped pulls.

Finally, the drawer interiors are fitted out to hold tea packets and loose tea. Matt Kenney will show you how to make the thin, delicate liners that keep your tea (or whatever you choose to keep in the drawers) orderly.

This will be Matt Kenney’s second time teaching at ‘The Guild’ and after the great success of his previous course in 2019, I know this ‘Tea Cabinet’ course will be one of the great highlights of 2020! Matt’s attention to detail is second to none and in his last trip, Matt managed to inspire many students which, in my opinion there can be no higher compliment to a teacher than just that!

Alastair Boell - Director: Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking

For further information, please refer to his webpage: https://www.mekwoodworks.com/blog/box-48

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What you will learn
  • How to use proficiently all the unique tools associated with making a Tea Cabinet
What you will get
  • The completion of a unique and beautiful project with the tuition from the world famous Matt Kenney!

What to bring
  • Nothing! All materials are included.
What to wear

Casual clothing (It can get quite dusty)

Appropriate for

From Beginners to advance

The Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking was founded by Alastair Boell in 2007. After graduating from the world renowned North Bennet Street School, Boston (USA) Alastair felt that there was a great need in Australia for an educational facility that focuses on traditional skills.

The Guild is committed to preserving and advancing craft traditions in furniture making. We are also committed to promoting a greater awareness and appreciation ofcraftsmanship. In our classes we emphasize the skillful use of hand tools and power equipment and an informed use of appropriate materials. We are passionate about what we do and want to share information, ideas and skills with all our students young and old, from beginner to advanced.

The Guild offers 13 Open Courses a week where students are able to bring in their own projects. Also during the year on a regular basis we offer a number of short intensive classes on varying woodworking topics. Our student to teacher ratios are very low with a maximum of 8 students in the open classes.

The school itself is conveniently located two minutes from the Blackburn Rd exit off the Eastern Freeway. Parking is readily available right at the school’s door.We promise to do our very best to provide you with endless opportunities in a stimulating and supportive community.

We invite you to take your place at the Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking requires 1 month's notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  

Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 1 month of the event commencing, unless we are able to replace the booking. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 1 month cut off, email Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking to organise a refund or transfer

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking or organised by Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking.


I agree to give Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking classes and events or on Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking's premises. (For use of Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking marketing materials).


Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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