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A1.0 Demonstrate competence in planning, design, layout, and technical drawing interpretation for practical use in cabinetmaking and millworking. 
A1.1 Identify common sizes in relation to furniture and cabinets. 
A1.2 Describe the relationship between the function and form of a cabinet. 
A1.3 Calculate board, square, and linear feet. 
A1.4 Estimate material costs. 
A1.5 Apply design elements: shapes, textures, lines, and colors to create functional and attractive cabinets, furniture, and millwork. 
A1.6 Apply principles of design, harmony, repetitions, balance, and proportion to create functional and attractive cabinets, furniture, and millwork. 
A1.7 Read and interpret technical drawings. 
A1.8 Sketch a project using manual drawing techniques. 
A1.9 Use drafting tools to create a pictorial and working drawing for a basic cabinet. 
A2.0 Differentiate between the various furniture and cabinet styles used in the cabinet and furniture industry. 
A2.1 Identify various cabinet styles and list characteristics of traditional, provincial, and contemporary designs. 
A2.2 Identify various kitchen, bath, and utility cabinet components. 
A2.3 Explain the progress of cabinetry and furniture styles from the seventeenth century to today. 
A3.0 Interpret and apply information to develop a bill of materials, estimate the cost of materials, and develop a plan of procedures to complete a project.
 A3.1 List the sequence of cutting procedures, assembly, and finishing steps. 
A3.2 Evaluate an existing bill of materials for accuracy
A3.3 Determine the cost of materials needed for a cabinet or furniture project.
A3.4 Optimize available materials from a cutting diagram. 
A3.5 Compare and contrast the cost of a specific project using different materials. 
A3.6 Develop a materials list, cut list, and cost estimate from a working drawing for a specific cabinet project. 
A4.0 Demonstrate proper selection and use of woodworking tools. 
A4.1 Demonstrate the accurate use of common measuring and layout tools. 
A4.2 Select the proper layout tools for specific tasks. 
A4.3 Select the proper cutting tools for specific operations (e.g., straight cuts, curves, drilling holes). A4.4 Select the most appropriate blade for a given operation. 
A4.5 Select the proper boring tools for specific operations. 
A4.6 Select the proper hand-shaping tools for specific operations. 
A4.7 Select proper clamping tools for specific operations. 
A5.0 Identify wood products and materials used in the furniture and cabinetmaking industry and describe their characteristics and uses. 
A5.1 Define the difference between a hardwood and softwood.
 A5.2 Identify several different species of hardwood and their characteristics that are common to the cabinetmaking and millwork industry. 
A5.3 Identify several different species of softwood and their characteristics that are common to the cabinetmaking and millwork industry. 
A5.4 Identify common defects found in wood and list possible solutions. 
A5.5 Identify and be able to differentiate panel products and their uses in the cabinetmaking industry. 
A5.6 Describe the cutting and handling techniques used for sheet goods. 
A5.7 Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of sheet goods versus solid wood stock.
 A5.8 Identify standard sizes and grades of various laminates.
 A5.9 Describe how the expansion and contraction of solid wood affects the design of joinery used in furniture and cabinet construction. 
A5.10 Identify the proper adhesive required for applying laminate. 
A5.11 Identify standard sizes and grades of various veneers. 
A5.12 Identify the proper adhesive(s) required for applying veneers. 
A5.13 Identify the different types of pattern matching in veneers.
A6.0 Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of using laminates verses using veneers.
A6.1 Demonstrate a working knowledge of joinery, fasteners, and adhesives. 
A6.2 Define the purposes for metallic fasteners in furniture and cabinetmaking. 
A6.3 Select the proper metallic fasteners for specific applications. 
A6.4 Demonstrate the proper use of metallic fasteners for specific applications. 
A6.5 Compare and contrast joints commonly used in the cabinetmaking and millworking industries (i.e., strength, appearance, and ease of construction). 
A6.6 Determine the appropriate application of a variety of joinery techniques, including dowels, biscuits, pocket holes, and mortise and tenon 
A6.7 Identify characteristics of adhesives that affect the assembly time, cure time, and strength of the product. 
A6.8 Select the proper adhesive(s) to construct wood joints used in furniture or cabinets. 
A6.9 Demonstrate initial assembly and dry clamping procedures. 
A6.10 Demonstrate the proper use and application of adhesives. 
A6.11 Demonstrate the proper cleanup procedures for specific adhesives.
A6.12 Select the correct type of wood joint used for a specific application and material. 
A6.13 Demonstrate the ability to construct a variety of wood joints (i.e. butt, miter, compound miter, half lap, mortise and tenon). 
A7.0 Demonstrate competence in various construction processes in the cabinetmaking, furniture making, and millworking industries. 
A7.1 Square and surface a board to a specific size. 
A7.2 Demonstrate common case construction. 
A7.3 Demonstrate common frame and panel construction. 
A7.4 Construct a case with a face frame using appropriate construction techniques. 
A7.5 Construct a frameless case using appropriate construction techniques. 
A7.6 Construct a cabinet drawer using appropriate construction techniques. 
A7.7 Construct a cabinet door using appropriate construction techniques. 
A7.8 Demonstrate the use of a jig, template, or fixture in a production project. 
A7.9 Use appropriate methods and tools to check the accuracy of a project. 
A7.10 Demonstrate the use of a mass production technique (i.e., parts duplication and assembly processes). 
A7.11 Lay out, install, and adjust the appropriate drawer hardware to include drawer slides and pulls. 
A7.12 Lay out, install, and adjust the appropriate door hardware to include European and standard hinges.
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