Box Making with world renowned Matt Kenney (USA)

Presented by Matt Kenney

Next Available: Sat, 14 Nov 9:00AM (AEDT)
8 hours x 2 Days
Book Now (http://weteachme.com/l/LRfk71zr)


Boxes provide nearly endless opportunities to explore design and technique as well as being great fun to make! Getting the finer details right on small boxes can be challenging. As boxes are relatively small, tiny mistakes can be glaringly obvious! Attention to detail is one of the most important aspects to Box Making.

In this 2 day class, we will make one of his signature boxes – No. 48 from Matt Kenney’s ’52 Boxes in 52 Weeks’ project and although this box is quite simple, it demonstrates the importance of precision in construction. The box lid of this tea box must fit just right in the box, so that it is air tight to protect the tea held within. Just as important is the attention paid to grain selection and the use of Milk Paint to highlight the shape of the lid and visually separate it from the box body. The feet and pull provide further lessons in details. From their angled ends to the thread wrapped pulls, they are a study in how quiet details can make all the difference.

As we have already stated in the 8 day Tea Cabinet Course, this is Matt’s second trip to The Guild. In 2019, he taught his iconic No. 46 Box and we are very excited to be offering this new course, Box No. 48 which we are sure you will agree is a beautiful and timeless object!

For further information, please refer to his webpage: https://www.mekwoodworks.com/blog/box-46

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What you will learn
  • How to use proficiently all the unique tools associated with making a box from the book, '52 Boxes in 52 Weeks'
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

Comfortable clothing. Steel capped boots preferable.

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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