Our BrochurePalomar College Cabinet & Furniture Technology Department Brochure 2011-2012


Helpful Links


San Diego County Fair
6/8 to 7/4/2013
See our student work displayed
AND our scheduled workshops

Pdf file you can download along with CFT Degree and Certificate classes by semester


Begining in the Fall of 2013 - CFT will fully re-open in a newly remodeled state of the art facility.

Note: Not all classes are offered each semester. The Palomar School Schedule page lists the current semester's classes and when available the Fall 2013 School Schedule.

News Announcements

Larry Himmel on Channel 8 News:  Sue Spray and other Palomar CFT students make guitars

In Memoriam

Los Angeles Times:  Sam Maloof dies at 93; designer and builder of simple, beautiful furniture

New York Times:  James Krenov, Wood and Word Worker,
Is Dead at 88

Other Articles

Daniel Graupmann wins 2nd place for Fresh Wood entry in AWFS competition. 
Palomar Website article

Video Interview

Palomar College Woodworking is CFT
Cabinet and Furniture Technology

Our Mission is to help students prepare to make a living at Woodworking.

Our programs prepare our students to open their own woodworking business or become employed by a high-end woodworking related business. We currently offer an Associate of Arts Degrees in 3 different areas. Students may also take coursework to complete a Certificate. Our courses range from Furniture Design to Timber Framing, and from Guitar building to Production Cabinetmaking. With the diversity of courses available students who specialize are highly employable.

Fifty-Plus Years of Excellence

Fifty-Plus Years of Excellence 1956-2011 with an annual enrollment of 2,000 students in over 50 different classes, the Palomar College Cabinet and Furniture Technology program offers the most comprehensive woodworking career curriculum in the nation. Utilizing three fully-equipped shops, our 3 full-time and 25 part-time instructors provide a breadth of courses and depth of expertise impossible to obtain in smaller programs.

We ask that our students be dedicated to mastering the technical skills of traditional and contemporary fine woodworking.

CFT logo sculpture

Cabinet & Furniture Technology Program at Palomar is excited to announce we are opening our Brand New facility for FALL 2013 Classes. -

We will have 4 newly expanded Classrooms, 3 state of the art labs with over $275,000 of new machinery, and $600,000 spent on new exhaust and compressed air systems. We will finally have our first piece of CNC Equipment as we are getting a new Haas VF-3 CNC Router. Even our shop stool (with cushioned backs) will be brand new. We have new course offerings such as our Computer Design Sketch-up Class and 8 new Certificate Programs you can choose from.

Class registration begins July 2nd and school starts
August 19th. You can access our Fall schedule on our
web site at Schedule Fall 2013

Our Programs:


6/8 to 7/4/2013
see our student work displayed along with the following workshops at the Palomar Students Show Case: