VCF 104 Introduction to Cabinet/Furniture Making

Course Description: This introductory course is designed to familiarize students with the terminology, materials and hand tools used in the manufacturing process of both domestic and commercial cabinet/furniture making.

  • This Course also meets PLO #(s) ): 1,2,3,5 of General Education Program
  • Prerequisite Courses: VSP 153a
  • A. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs):
    The student will be able to:

    1. Identify safety and occupational health requirements in the cabinet making/furniture making industry
    2. Use specified hand and power tools competently in making products to given specifications.
    3. Demonstrate competence in complete production process from plans to final finishing.
    4. Interpret information from blue prints or drawings.
    5. Participate in the Cabinet making/Furniture making trade.

    B. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) - GENERAL:
    The student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the role and responsibilities of the cabinetmaker in relationship to the building industry.
    2. Describe the environmental impacts on the furniture industry.
    3. Identify skill/trade areas within the cabinet/furniture industry.
    4. Identify, select, use, maintain and store hand tools and equipment used in the manufacture of cabinet/furniture components.
    5. Manufacture a range of furniture construction joints.

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    I = Introduced
    D = Demonstrated
    M = Mastered

    C. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs)-SPECIFIC:
    The student will be able to:

    General SLO 1. Demonstrate an understanding of the role and responsibilities of the cabinetmaker in relationship to the building industry.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    1.1 Describe the type of work performed by a cabinetmaker.

    Oral questioning
    Written tests
    Individual written assignments
    Active participation in group activity

    1.2 Describe the role and responsibilities of a cabinetmaker on a building site.

    1.3 Explain the role and responsibilities of a cabinetmaker in the workshop.

    General SLO 2. Describe the environmental impacts on the furniture industry.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    2.1 Describe the main areas of environmental impact on cabinet/furniture manufacture.

    Oral questioning
    Written tests
    Individual written assignments
    Active participation in group activity

    2.2 Describe the environmental impact on timbers required for cabinet/furniture manufacture.

    2.3 Discuss effects of environmental impacts on individuals.

     

    General SLO 3. Identify skill/trade areas within the cabinet/furniture industry.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    3.1 Identify eight (8) of the recognized skill trades/areas.

    Oral questioning
    Written tests
    Individual written assignments
    Active participation in group activity

    3.2 Describe the type of work carried out under each identified skill trade/area.

    3.3 Describe Industry Competency Standards and their relevance to the individual

    General SLO 4. Identify, select, use, maintain and store hand tools and equipment used in the manufacture of cabinet/furniture components.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    4.1 Identify hand tools/equipment in common use in the Cabinet/Furniture Industry & select correct tools/equipment for specified construction tasks

    Correct and accurate completion of each practical task performed to the standard/tolerance as specified in the assessment criteria. Completion of practical tasks Oral questioning Written assignment/test

    4.2 Demonstrate the safe cleaning/maintenance and use of hand tools/equipment specified in the workplace.

    4.3 Select and fit relevant personal protective equipment required to be worn when operating and handling basic hand tools.

    General SLO 5. Manufacture a range of furniture construction joints.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    5.1 Use hand and power tools to safely manufacture six (6) of the following 10 (ten) construction joints, without error: “T” half lap, cross halving/half/lap, stopped housing, stopped rebate, flat miter, edge miter, dowel-butt and mitered, “T” and corner bridle, through single dovetail, plate jointed-butt and mitered (biscuit).

    Correct and accurate completion of each practical task performed to the standard/tolerance as specified in the assessment criteria.

    D. COURSE CONTENTS

    1. Roles and responsibilities of the cabinet maker.
    2. Environmental impacts on the furniture industry.
    3. Skill and trade areas within the cabinet industry.
    4. Select, use, maintain and store hand tools and equipments.
    5. Manufacture a range of furniture construction joints.

    E.METHODS OF INSTRUCTION
    Lectures, presentations, individual and group assignments, practical activities

    F. REQURIED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS
    NCCER, (2001) Wheels of learning Level One Carpentry. New Jersey: Prentice Hall Pearson Education (or the latest edition).
    Class project materials Woodshop with proper tools and equipments

    G. REFERENCE MATERIALS
    Hardware and manufacturers manuals Freirer, J. L., Freirer, M. D.,& Hutchings, G. R.(1997) Carpentry and Building Construction, 5th Edition. New York: Glencoe, McGraw-Hill (or the latest edition). Ramuz, M. (2001) The Encyclopedia of Woodworking. New Jersey: Chartwell Books (or the latest edition).

    H. INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS
    None

    I. EVALUATION
    None

    J. CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
    None

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