Chris gochnour explains how he installs side hung drawers from routing the dadoes in the case sides to making the runners to using spacers for a perfect fit. In casework where a drawer will not be guided by the cabinet s sides for example when the cabinet has a face frame that protrudes into the drawer opening the runners are fitted with guides to keep the drawers from sliding left or right and.
Sliding dovetails were the answer for strong invisible side joints while the drawer bottom sits in dadoes and is nailed into place.
Fine woodworking drawer construction. This chest of drawers was herman s student project at the vermont woodworking school. Cabinet teaches smart construction. Strips of wood tenoned into horizontal rails at the face of a cabinet.
Designs come from a variety of sources. It was his first time trying compound angle dovetails for a drawer. Newsletter get woodworking.
This article lays out a plan to build drawers that fit from the get go with almost no planing to fit after they are installed in the cabinet. 7 8 extension slides allow the drawer to extend 7 8 of its length a good compromise between 3 4 and full extension. 3 4 extension slides as you might guess allow the drawer to open 3 4 of its length.
Traditionally drawers have slid on wooden runners. Clever construction tips for both. Follow this drawer how to by seasoned furniture maker gerald curry to build drawers that are solid and stable made to fit each pocket precisely.
A method of drawer construction used by tennessee woodworker lonnie bird is the exception. From the very simple table to complex chest of drawers each piece is build with the upmost construction wood and finish that parallels the customers needs. Get the latest from fine woodworking magazine 285 nov dec.
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Chris gochnour explains how he installs side hung drawers from routing the dadoes in the case sides to making the runners to using spacers for a perfect fit. Add a drawer to a table. He has devised a way to assemble drawers that resulted in strong attractive additions to his kitchen cabinets.
Drawer construction and wood movement. Choose this type of slide when. User 7205192 posted in general discussion on july 15 2020 12 07pm i am building a desk and i am at the point of sizing and building the drawers.
Choose these when you need easy access to the rear of the drawer as in a file drawer. How to make dovetailed dividers with a built in bead. Fine woodworking main menu subscribe.
W276 chest of drawers with a twist.