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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BCT 149 - Cabinetmaking II

3 Credits, 5 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 3 lab periods

Continuation of BCT 148 . Includes turning, joint making, abrasives and sanding machines, gluing and clamping, bending and laminating wood, overlaying and inlaying veneer, installing plastic laminates, advanced case construction, doors, drawers, applying finishing materials, kitchen cabinets, industrial production cabinetmaking, and employment in cabinetmaking.

Prerequisite(s): BCT 148  
Information: Prerequisite may be waived with appropriate carpentry/cabinetmaking skills. See an instructor or department chair for information.
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Perform steps to turn cylinders, beads, coves, and grooves.
  2. Select appropriate joints based on the product and material.
  3. Operate various hand and portable and stationary power sanding equipment.
  4. Explain the proper procedure for assembling a product using adhesives and clamps.
  5. Describe the procedures for wet bending and laminating wood.
  6. Demonstrate inlaying bandings to create borders and geometric shapes.
  7. Describe steps taken to prepare a surface for plastic laminate.
  8. Identify the types of case construction.
  9. List the steps for making a hinged and a sliding door.
  10. Describe design and engineering factors that influence drawer construction.
  11. Demonstrate applying finish using brushing, spraying, and wiping techniques.
  12. Explain how to layout and install kitchen cabinets and countertops.
  13. Discuss custom and batch production in cabinetmaking.
  14. Describe the roll of an entrepreneur and the careers found in cabinetmaking.

  1. Turning
    1. Lathes
    2. Turning tools
    3. Between center and faceplate turnings
  2. Joint Making
    1. Mortise and tenon
    2. Pocket and plate joinery
    3. Dovetails, box joints, and finger joints
  3. Abrasives and Sanding Machines
    1. Hand and portable sanding
    2. Stationary power sanding machines
  4. Gluing and Clamping
    1. Selecting adhesives
    2. Types of clamps
    3. Clamping procedure
  5. Bending and Laminating Wood
    1. Wood bending
    2. Wood laminating
  6. Overlaying and Inlaying Veneer
    1. Materials, tools, and supplies
    2. Overlaying and inlaying
    3. Special practices for finishing veneered surfaces
  7. Installing Plastic Laminates
    1. Installing laminates on flat surfaces
    2. Forming curves
    3. Postforming
  8. Advanced Case Construction
    1. Types of case construction
    2. Case materials and components
    3. Introduction to 32 millimeter construction
  9. Doors
    1. Hinged doors
    2. Sliding doors
    3. Tambour door
  10. Drawers
    1. Design factors
    2. Components and assemblies
    3. Installing and adjusting drawers
  11. Applying Finishing Materials
    1. Brushing
    2. Spraying
    3. Wiping
  12. Kitchen Cabinets
    1. Planning and layout
    2. Installing modular kitchen cabinets
    3. Installing countertops
    4. Producing cabinets
  13. Industrial Production Cabinetmaking
    1. Custom production
    2. Batch production
  14. Employment in Cabinetmaking
    1. Levels of employment
    2. Finding employment
    3. Careers
    4. Self-employment