Dale, The Cabinetmaker: A Traveling Professor

by Dale on February 18, 2013

Dale is currently away from his beloved Southern Indiana Hills, Workshop, School and family.  He is in Southern CA.  He is a featured guest instructor at the William Ng Fine Woodworking School for two back to back classes.

As one of this school’s award winning instructors, Dale will teach these accelerated courses with an intensive hands-on learning experience. Dale will focus on the finest woodworking techniques in a fun and friendly environment. Dale is a professional woodworker who teaches from practical experience rather than theory both in his own classes at the Cabinetmaker Woodworking School and as a guest instructor.

Below are discriptions of his classes: For more details on these two classes, click here. cab_1

Thorsen House Inspired Cabinet with Dale Barnard
(2/18/13 – 2/22/13)

The small curio cabinet was inspired by the wall cabinetry in the Thorsen House dining room. The details are all classic Greene & Greene. The class is fairly straight forward until we make the door, probably one of the most complex small cabinet doors ever conceived. A small project like this, chock full of details is not only fun to make, but a joy to own. This is high art indeed. There is a special small hiding place, but don’t tell anyone! Also available is a weekend glass class to make the stained art glass for the door immediately after the class. Most students do both classes.cab3-3

Class Details

Date:  Feb. 18 – 22, 2013 9am-5pm

Max Class Size:  12

Cost:  $725.00 + Material Fee $165.00
(Includes all Materials except Glass)

Instructor:  Dale Barnard


Art Glass Workshop with Dale Barnard
(2/23/13 – 2/24/13)

This class teaches the foil method, developed by Tiffany over 100 years ago. We will begin with the design and make our own patterns through glass cutting and soldering.

We will be making the glass panels that fit the cabinet door made the week prior. glass_1

This is the panel made in the HGTV video on youtube.com.
(Click to view.)

I found working with glass surprisingly enjoyable because it is so different from working with wood, and I think you will enjoy it as well.

Class Details

Date:  Feb. 23 – 24, 2013 9am-5pm

Max Class Size:  12barnardglass2

Cost:  $295.00 Material Fee $85.00
(Includes all materials)
Instructor:  Dale Barnard


Please note that Dale teaches these same two classes as well as many others at his own Cabinetmaking School in Beautiful Southern Indiana. Check out his current Class Schedule (and student amenities) or contact him with a special project you have in mind.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

David April 8, 2014 at 8:06 pm

Hi – Do you have plans to teach your Thorsen House Cabinet class again in Southern CA? I live in San Diego, and I’d love to attend.


Dale May 2, 2014 at 11:58 am

Hi David, Unfortunately, there are no plans in the works for my returning to William NG school. He just couldn’t get enough students to take my classes to offset the travel and lodging expenses. Sorry, but you are welcome to come to Indiana or get the DVD and build it at home. All the best to you, Dale


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