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Author, woodworker, and teacher Chris Gochnour goes step-by-step through the construction of a versatile Shaker-style 12-drawer wall cabinet. Watch the process on video and download the plan. To ask a question about this project, talk to David Heim, managing editor of FineWoodworking.Com, in the Ask the Experts forum.
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PART TWO: Cut Precise Dadoes and RabbetsThe success of a project like this depends on meticulous layout, measurement, and joinery. In this episode, see how Gochnour cuts precise dadoes and rabbets to create a case that will hold a dozen evenly spaced drawers.
PART THREE: Step-by-Step Case Glue-Up and AssemblyInstruction to execute this complex glue up. Gochnour shares insightful tips and techniques along the way.
PART FOUR: Construct a Frame-and-Panel Back Use mortise-and-tenon joints to make a frame that holds a simple, flat back panel.
PART FIVE: Quick and Easy Drawers This episode covers the assembly-line part of the project. Learn how to cut tongue-and-groove joints that let you assemble sturdy drawers in short order.
PART SIX: Make a Shaker Peg Board The Shakers used wall-mounted pegs to hold many things, including cabinets like this. In this episode, learn how to make a modern-day peg board.
PART SEVEN: Introduction to DovetailsThe three segments in this part show you how to take the joinery to the next level.Introduction: Tools, Techniques, Layout Laying Out and Cutting the TailsLaying Out and Cutting the Pins
PART EIGHT: Introduction to Half-Blind Dovetails Here, Gochnour begins the first of two lessons on how to cut half-blind dovetails.
PART NINE: Completing Half-Blind Dovetails The conclusion of the lessons on dovetails. If you make one dovetailed drawer per day, by the time you’ve; finished the dozen drawers, you will have mastered the dovetail.
PART TEN: Clean-up and Glue-Up
With all the parts cut and assembled dry, it’s time to glue up the drawers and the case and prepare to finish the project.
PART ELEVEN: An Oil Finish for Cherry In this final episode, Gochnour shows how to apply a finish that brings out the color and figure of the wood, but without leaving blotches.
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