Box Building 101

Sat Sep 30 2023 at 10:00 am to 05:00 pm

Artisan's Asylum | Boston

Artisans Asylum Inc
Publisher/HostArtisans Asylum Inc
Box Building 101
Learn and enjoy the art of basic box making and achieve something special that will help enhance your woodworking knowledge and skills.
About this Event

This course meets twice per class session. Please check the Agenda above for the dates included in each session. By purchasing a ticket, you are committing to attend all meetings included in that session. The title of the Agenda page will indicate which ticket to purchase for that session.Instructor - Don Boudreau

Don has exhibited his work at over 500 Art and Craft shows all over the country including the prestigious Smithsonian Craft Show. In 2011, Don was commissioned by the US State department to design and build cuff link boxes to hold the Presidential cuff links given to visiting dignitaries.

In early 2018 Don retired from the show circuit and started the South Florida Woodworking School which he sold in early 2020 and moved back to Massachusetts where he is currently teaching at the local Woodcraft store and privately.

Class Description

In this two day class, students will learn and enjoy the art of making a basic box along with the chance to achieve something special that will help enhance their woodworking knowledge and skills. The class will cover an introduction to wood and its properties, examples of different box joints, the use of basic shop tools such as the table saw and bandsaw along with veneering techniques and wood finishing. With Don's guidance, students will create their own box while giving them a memorable experience and the ability to take on more challenging box making projects. This class will be a prerequisite to more complex box making classes that will be scheduled in the future.

Material Fee

The materials fee for this class is $40. This is separate from the ticket price and is to reimburse the instructor for any tools or materials used in this class. This will be paid once, directly to the instructor at the start of the first class meeting. This instructor accepts cash.

Class Goals
  • Exotic wood identification
  • Box joinery
  • Veneering
  • Hinge installation
  • Finishing
Material Supplied


Students Should Bring

Safety glasses and 12" combination square


Students must be 16 years old or older. All students under 18 must be accompanied by and under the direct supervision of a responsible adult.

Class Policies

Learn more about our class and ticket cancelation policies here.

Please email [email protected] with any questions.

*Sales end 24 hours before the start of the class to allow the instructor and staff time to prep.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Artisan's Asylum, 96 Holton Street, Boston, United States


USD 250.00

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