Cabinetmaking students show their best work at exhibit 
July 30, 2014

Students in Georgian’s Cabinetmaking Techniques program displayed their work at the Second Annual Student Cabinetmaking Exhibit Aug. 5 and 6.

Student Mélanie Udell uses a table saw to cut out legs for a footstool she'll display at the Second Annual Student Cabinetmaking Exhibit, taking place at the Barrie Campus Aug. 5 and 6.

Student Mélanie Udell uses a table saw to cut out legs for a footstool she displayed at the Second Annual Student Cabinetmaking Exhibit, held at the Barrie Campus Aug. 5 and 6.

Students were on-hand to discuss their work, some of which was for sale. There was also door prizes and giveaways.

“The Student Cabinetmaking Exhibit gives both the Georgian College community and the public a chance to view their pieces,” says Prof. Lynn MacKinlay. “It’s also a celebration of their hard work as they transition from being students to graduates to careers in cabinetmaking.”

The exhibit is just one of many opportunities Cabinetmaking students have throughout the year to develop and showcase their skills, she adds.

Recent donations by Freud Canada and an anonymous donor allowed the program to upgrade infrastructure. Router tables, cutting bits and blades, and a Fuji spray system were added to the shop in the past year. New for Fall 2014 is a reorganized shop and state-of-the-art safety-enhanced table saws.

“Equipment donations like this mean our students are job-ready, since they get to work on equipment used in the industry,” adds MacKinlay.