ShopBot Cabinet Making Workshop

Considering automating cabinet making in your shop by incorporating CNC? Do you have CNC experience, but could use some tips for cutting strategies, nesting parts, or 3D carving? Are you looking for software recommendations?


ShopBot’s Ryan Patterson, engineer, cabinet maker, and Cabinet Parts Pro creator, leads this 2-day intensive workshop in cabinet making at ShopBot’s headquarters in Durham, NC. See where ShopBots are designed, manufactured, sold, and supported.

Classes begin at 9:00AM and end at 5:00PM on both Thursday and Friday. Lunch will be provided each day, as well as a light breakfast and coffee each morning starting at 8:30AM. If you have any dietary restrictions, please note them in the online form you receive a link to in your confirmation email. That way we can accommodate you as appropriately as possible.



Bring a friend to share your computer station with them for no additional charge. Limited availability for sharing a reservation. Ask a sales person for details.


Prior CNC experience necessary, no prior CNC cabinet making experience necessary.

Upcoming Classes

Visiting ShopBot & Durham, NC

Sign Up

Call 888-680-4466 or 919-680-4800 to reserve your seat. You can also email us at with your name, contact details, and a couple of sentences describing your experience level. And of course, questions are welcome! Classes are limited in size and fill up quickly.

Workshop Topics:

  • Exploration of different construction methods
  • Software demos (CabinetPartsPro, VCarve Pro, and KCD)
  • Hold down methods
  • Cutting strategies
  • Bits - feeds and speeds
  • Costing
  • Drawing cabinet parts in VCarve Pro
  • Nesting
  • Valances and flutes
  • MDF doors
  • 3D carving

There will be opportunities for questions and open discussion as well.