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High School

Contest Description 

Competitors build a small cabinet or piece of furniture from the materials and drawings supplied. Competitors are expected to read the drawings, lay out, create cut list, and cut the parts using a variety of tools including, but not limited to: table saw, miter saw, drill, hinge boring machine and various hand tools. The parts must be accurately assembled, sanded and adjusted to tolerances specified by the judges.

Contest Chair or Organizer

Mar 7, 2023

Contest Update

Contestants need to know how to make a vanity cabinet with one door (Salice hinges), and one drawer.  The students will have a nice piece to take home.

(Per Technical Standards)

Supplied by the competitor:

a. Tool belt or shop apron

b. Trim hammer

c. Measuring tape

d. Combination square

e. Two pencils

f. 1⁄32”, 1⁄16”, 3⁄32” nail set

g. Block plane

h. Utility knife

i. One only - backsaw, dovetail, or pull saw

j. Two hand-screw clamps or two “F” style clamps with a maximum opening of 8”

k. One set 1⁄4”-1” wood chisels

l. 10” or 12” mill bastard flat file

m. One set of flat blade and Phillips-head screwdrivers and/or handle with interchangeable


n. Sanding block

o. Hand scraper/cabinet scraper

p. Calculator

q. Masking or painters’ tape

r. Three pieces of sandpaper (80–220 grit)

Cabinetmaking, 2022-23 • 3

s. All competitors must create a one-page resume. See “Resume Requirement” below for


Note: No additional tools will be permitted.

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