Woodworking & Cabinet Design

Newbury Park High School

Kristian Atkins

Woodworking Design

Cabinet Design & Construction

Do you like to work with your hands? Do you enjoy creating useful and artistic items from scratch? The courses in the Woodworking & Cabinet Design Pathway will teach you how to properly plan, measure, cut and construct wood into pieces of usable art. During this creative process, you will learn transferrable skills that can be applied toward careers in the building trades and woodworking field.

This Pathway teaches you ...

  • Introduction to building materials and methods through hands-on application
  • Essential tool safety and handling - hand tools and machines
  • Jobsite skills and work ethic 
  • Woodworking principles and industry practices
  • Woodworking as art - creative freedom and fine carpentry/furniture making
  • Use of modern machinery, including CNC machine and Epilog Laser Engraver

Real-world opportunities through this Pathway include ...

  • Articulation with Ventura College - Advanced Woodworking 
  • Field trips: Ventura College and Sam Maloof Center 
  • Guest speakers 
  • Practical skills and artistic/freelance projects

This Pathway will prepare me for …

This Pathway prepares students for careers as a finish carpenter, furniture maker, cabinet maker or framer. Additionally, these skills are transferrable to other careers in the building trades and woodworking field.

Check out our students’ work!

Derek Grimes Class Teacher

About the Pathway teacher

Passionate about student success and the art of woodworking, Mr. Atkins maintains a pristine wood shop that blends the old and new schools of CTE. As a NPHS alumni and Ventura County Trades Apprentice, Mr. Atkins brings a wealth of experience to his students and the program. Outside of school, Mr. Atkins enjoys spending time in the great outdoors.