Drawers

From quick and easy to hand-cut and fussy, there are a number of ways to design and construct drawers for furniture. Depending on the project and your skill level, consider these options before you get started:The Basics: • Choose a method of construction:
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  • Three Ways to Clamp a DrawerThree Ways to Clamp a Drawer

    by Matt Kenney

    To achieve the perfect fit between drawer and pocket that every furniture maker wants, you need to use a handplane—removing small amounts from each side of the ...

  • From Firewood to FurnitureFrom Firewood to Furniture

    by Jonathan Binzen

    Michael Fortune turns gnarly logs into parts fit for furniture....

  • Vertical-Grain, Stepped Drawer FrontsVertical-Grain, Stepped Drawer Fronts

    by Jonathan Binzen

    See how a pair of bandsaw jigs helped Michael Fortune turn a rough log into decorative wedges that he used to provide a stepped surface for drawer fronts on a walnut ...

  • Butternut BeautyButternut Beauty

    by Jonathan Binzen

    Garrett Hack mixes classic styling with playful details in his butternut cabinet....

  • Carved Pulls Give a Handmade TouchCarved Pulls Give a Handmade Touch

    by Timothy Coleman

    There are times when a traditional door or drawer pull doesn’t seem right, or is not practical, as in drawers located behind doors. For these situations, a pull ...

  • Not-Quite-Secret DrawersNot-Quite-Secret Drawers

    by Jonathan Binzen

    Learn the details of how Garrett Hack installed the "secret" side drawers in his butternut cabinet....

  • How to Build a Swing-Out DrawerHow to Build a Swing-Out Drawer

    by Garrett Hack

    A spin-out drawer is one of Garrett Hack's favorite ways to add a bit of whimsy to his tables. Drawers that swing out are fun, but they are also useful in situations ...

  • Easier Joinery for Curved Drawer FrontsEasier Joinery for Curved Drawer Fronts

    by Alan Turner

    To produce predictable curves and accurate joinery on a bowfront dresser, Alan Turner built a series of jigs: a two-part bending form, a cradle for crosscutting ...

  • Tips for Drawer Runners and KickersQ & A: Tips for Drawer Runners and Kickers

    by Christian Becksvoort

  • Workbench Tool Storage SolutionsEditors PickVideo: Workbench Tool Storage Solutions

    with Ed Pirnik

    Learn how to outfit a set of workbench drawers with a variety of customized tool storage solutions as Ed Pirnik outfits his Not-So-Big Workbench with chisel and ...

  • The Secrets WithinThe Secrets Within

    by Jonathan Binzen

    Learn some of the secrets within Silas Kopf's cabinet, where all is not as it seems.

  • All-Wood Drawer SlidesAll-Wood Drawer Slides

    by Rob Hare

    These drawer slides support a drawer when it is pulled completely out of the case, and they are attractive and fit well with the look of fine furniture. Using this ...

  • How to Handle Cross-Grain VeneerQ & A: How to Handle Cross-Grain Veneer

    by David Welter

  • Fast Fix: Build a Spring-Loaded Drawer StopVideo: Fast Fix: Build a Spring-Loaded Drawer Stop

    with Ed Pirnik

    Learn how to build a wooden drawer stop that keeps toddlers safe without the hassle of a mortised locked set

  • 4 Steps to a Sweet-Fitting Drawer4 Steps to a Sweet-Fitting Drawer

    by Rob Porcaro

    This step-by-step procedure for fitting a drawer comes from Rob Porcaro's years of experience making furniture. The key is that it does not compound errors as you ...

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