British Columbia Institute of


INTR 3150 - Residential Millwork and Cabinetry

Residential Interiors Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

The focus of the course will be on designing and detailing freestanding and built-in furniture, cabinetry and trim, with an emphasis on residential spaces. Students will examine the various methods, techniques and materials involved in the construction; various types of cabinet and component systems will be discussed, with an emphasis on identifying the appropriate substrate and finish specifications to achieve desired results in terms of aesthetics, performance and budget. Students will analyze and specify various functional and decorative hardware options. This course will introduce students to NKBA kitchen and bathroom cabinet nomenclature as well as AWMAC certification standards and specification methods. Students will learn how to design and specify various ready-made and custom trim options, and produce drawings that can be read and interpreted effectively by both cabinet suppliers and finish carpenters. Course material is enhanced with hands-on experience in millworking through JOIN 4350, which is recommended to be taken at the same time.


65% in INTR 3000, INTR 3010, INTR 3030, and INTR 3100*(*may be taken concurrently)





Spring/Summer 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 64630

Mon Apr 09 - Mon Jun 25 11 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 09 - Jun 25 Mon 18:00 - 21:15 BBY NE01 Rm. 351


Jennifer Kurtz

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Mandatory Requirements: 65% in INTR 3000, INTR 3010, INTR 3030, and INTR 3100* (may be taken concurrently). No class will be held May 21st - Victoria Day If you wish to be placed on the INTD department maintained waitlist for this course, please email with the following information: Your name, student number, course number, and CRN.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Specify millwork construction materials and their appropriate applications.
  • Apply an understanding of millwork and cabinetry nomenclature to residential millwork design.
  • Produce detailed drawings and specifications for various types of residential interior millwork and custom furnishings.
  • Assess whether a specification or a detail is applicable and/or required.
  • Specify appropriate and sustainable materials, finishes and hardware for various types of residential interior millwork.
  • Determine millwork configuration requirements for installation of kitchen and bath appliances, plumbing and lighting fixtures.
  • Identify the suitability of custom vs. ready-made cabinetry and mouldings for a particular project.
  • Develop an awareness of metric vs imperial scale and identify instances in which metric may be used by cabinet manufacturers and building trades.
  • Design and detail with an advanced understanding of wall panelling, trim components and ceiling details.
  • Apply AWMAC certification standards to millwork specifications.
  • Create a complete set of drawings including detailed drawings of all millwork and appropriate specifications for appliances, hardware, plumbing and lighting fixtures.

Effective as of Winter 2016

Related Programs

INTR 3150 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Kitchen & Bath Design
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  2. Residential Interiors
    Part-time   Diploma

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit for more information.

Spring/Summer 2018

Books for Spring/Summer 2018 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

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Architectural Woodwork Standards 3Rd Edition (2017)
Author Awmac
Copyright 2017
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-99891-075-8
Price $40.95

Kitchen & Bath Products and Materials: Cabinetry, Equipment, Surfaces
Author Ellen Cheever, NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association)
Publisher Wiley
Copyright 2015
Binding Hardback
ISBN 978-1-11877-528-8
Price $111.95


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