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Garrett Hack is a Fine Woodworking contributor, teacher, and professional furniture maker best known for his modern interpretations of Federal-style furniture.
Thetford Center, Vermont
Author of The Handplane Book and Classic Hand Tools, Hack spends much of his time traveling the country teaching at woodworking schools. Hack is known to push design boundaries, and much of his latest work plays with asymmetrical forms and rich materials, such as gold, ivory, and burls.
When he’s not in the shop or on the road, hes on his farm in Vermont, tending to his family’s garden, orchard, Belgian workhorse (Jazz), a handful of cows, and small flock of chickens.
In this video workshop, Hack goes step-by-step through the construction of a small hanging wall cabinet. Hack has taught a course in how to build this case to woodworkers from all over. It’s a versatile design and the perfect hand tool project designed to hone your skills.
Hack demonstrates a better way to build wall cabinets using sliding dovetails and an unorthodox face frame that make cabinets stronger, better looking, and easier to build. He also shares tips on making your own decorative moldings and bandings and will shows how to install them, sharing a practical lesson on getting perfect mitered corners. In addition, he gives tutorials on making and fitting a door and drawer.
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Produced by: Gina Eide; Video by: Gary Junken; Editing by: Gary Junken
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August 7, 2012
Watch an overview of what goes into building the sturdy and elegant wall cabinet featured in this Video Workshop with Garrett Hack. It’s the perfect project for improving hand tool…
Get tricks for routing precise sliding dovetails in this episode of Build a Small Tool Cabinet. It’s a clever way to join a cabinet.
Learn a unique way of making a face frame in this episode of our series Build a Small Tool Cabinet, plus get lessons on grooves, dadoes, and fitting shelves.
Watch the case come together and get tips for easy assembly.
See how to make a strong back with three rabbetted panels. Plus, learn how to add a decorative bead with a scratch stock.
Get a lesson in elegant details as Hack shows how to make your own molding and shopmade banding.
Learn the high points of constructing a frame-and-panel door and see how to raise a panel by hand.
Find out how to hang fit a door with butt hinges to get a perfect reveal.
Learn an efficient way to make a small drawer with half blind dovetails and a simple dado joint.
Watch Garrett Hack finish off this cabinet as he finally hangs the door, installs a knob and a pull, and applies a finish.
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