Penn Foster Career School’s Furniture and Cabinet Maker Diploma is available online to students who are interested in learning woodworking skills from home. The programs covers topics of woodworking, marketing, cabinet design, construction, and wood processing. Students complete a total of eight Instruction Sets, studying the essential skills of a furniture and cabinet maker.
Beginning with safety, students are taught how to operate hand and power tools used for woodworking, and proper storage of the tools. Students also learn how wood is processed for the making of cabinets and furniture. By learning basic layout techniques, students practice the proper use of marking tools and the layout of patterns. Students identify and describe appropriate fasteners for different application uses. Required for the construction of fine boxes, participants study joinery techniques that are helpful for the creation of this project. Students practice hidden dovetailing and complex joinery for the making of more difficult boxes.
Students should learn the application of coloring wood, and how to apply stains including brushable, wipe-on, and sprayable finishes. The Furniture and Cabinet Maker program involves installing countertops, cabinets, and back splashes. Students practice installing pieces of furniture, as well as constructing cabinet drawers and cases. Students receive instruction in furniture design and styles of furniture. The students will be expected to measure doors and frames, learning to prepare the surface and replace finishes.
By completing the Furniture and Cabinet Maker Diploma from Penn Foster, students should have learned the skills to cabinet design and finishing, furniture construction, and basic woodworking techniques.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Penn Foster is accredited by:
Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)
Penn Foster High School, Penn Foster Career School, and Penn Foster College have all met the high standards of integrity and performance set by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Penn Foster Career School is regionally accredited for non-degree granting postsecondary programs, and Penn Foster High School is accredited for grades 9 through adult, by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association for Colleges and Schools.
Penn Foster Career School has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
All Penn Foster programs are affiliated with DANTES, which qualifies U.S. military personnel for tuition reimbursement.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationHigh School or Equivalent
Official High School Transcript/GED Score