Box Making with Matt Kenney

Presented by Matt Kenney

Boxes are fun, but challenging to make. Because they are small, even the smallest mistake can be glaring. In this class, you’ll learn the techniques Kenney has developed to minimize the chance of things going wrong. He’ll teach you how to create grain that wraps continuously around all four sides of the box, to cut accurate and tight miter joints, to make a bottom that’s both attractive and strengthens the box, as well as how he uses fabric and milk paint to create visually striking details. Over the course of two days, you’ll make one of his signature boxes: Box 48 from his book 52 Boxes in 52 Weeks. It features all the construction and design details that Kenney uses to make boxes, and making it is a great way to learn the finer points of box making.

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About the Instructor: Matt Kenney

Matt Kenney is a professional box and furniture maker living in Northwest Connecticut. Not too long ago, he spent a year designing and making 52 unique boxes. He undertook the project as a means to improve his design skills, but found that the woodworking community at large was interested in what he was doing, and they followed along intently as he wrote about the boxes each week on his website ( After he completed the project, he wrote a book about his experience: 52 Boxes in 52 Weeks (Taunton Press). Matt teaches woodworking around the world, writes about the craft, and hosts The Matt and Joe Woodworking Fun Hour podcast. In his spare time, he draws robot illustrations. You can follow what he’s up to in the shop and at the drawing table on Instagram (@mekwoodworks, @thebookofrobots).

Matt Kenney

$550 (2019) (Inclusive of GST)
All materials included

Thur 8th & Fri 9th August 2019

2 days

Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking.
14 Cottage St, Blackburn

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