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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  • A Simple Trick for Aligning Pins and TailsVideo: A Simple Trick for Aligning Pins and Tails

    with Christian Becksvoort

    A spacer and proper layout ensure a perfect fit when constructing a dovetailed drawer

  • Fitting DrawersFitting Drawers

    by Philip C. Lowe

    A well-fitted drawer is one of the things that separates fine furniture from factory-made pieces, but there are times when even the most experienced woodworker ...

  • Turned Drawer PullsTurned Drawer Pulls

    by Philip C. Lowe

    Why pay for knobs and drawer pulls when you can make your own, ensuring that every element of your finished piece has been hand-crafted? Philip C. Lowe details ...

  • Quick and Sturdy Drawer ConstructionQuick and Sturdy Drawer Construction

    by Lonnie Bird

    Speedy construction methods arent always associated with elegant finished products. A method of drawer construction used by Tennessee woodworker Lonnie Bird is ...

  • Making Traditional Dovetailed DrawersMaking Traditional Dovetailed Drawers

    by Janet A. Collins

    Dovetailing a drawer is not the daunting task you might think -- all it requires is a little know-how and practice. Janet A. Collins, an instructor at the North ...

  • A Better Way to Build DrawersA Better Way to Build Drawers

    by Mark Edmundson

    The problem with drawers is excessive wear and too much friction; the NK-style drawer solves both these problems. The NK drawer design explained and demonstrated ...

  • Wood Pulls Tailored to FitWood Pulls Tailored to Fit

    by Peter Tischler

    Pulls offer an opportunity to merge design and function. This article discusses how to select wood for the pulls, using modeling clay to test out your design, how ...

  • A Guide to Drawer SlidesA Guide to Drawer Slides

    by John Marckworth

    There are many reasons to use drawer slides: they cut down on the time it takes to build furniture, they can support greater loads, drawers can be opened without ...

  • Full-Extension Wooden SlidesFull-Extension Wooden Slides

    by Christian Becksvoort

    Christian Becksvoort appreciates the resourcefulness of shopmade hardware, and he explains here how to make and install full-extension wooden drawer slides. He ...

  • Graduated DrawersGraduated Drawers

    by Christian Becksvoort

    This article offers formulas for determining suitable dimensions for graduated drawers, and is an essential aid to help design case pieces and built-ins of varies ...

  • Versatile Plywood DrawersVersatile Plywood Drawers

    by Gary Rogowski

    This set of drawers is like a loose pair of jeans: made for comfort and use, not for show. Gary Rogowski explains how to build a set of simple plywood drawers with ...

  • Fitting a DrawerFitting a Drawer

    by Alan Peters

    Renowned English designer and woodworker Alan Peters discusses how fine furniture requires an approach that substitutes craftsmanship for manufactured precision. ...

  • All-Wood Extension Drawer SlidesAll-Wood Extension Drawer Slides

    by Karen Robertson

    After one too many drawer spills, Karen Robertson set about designing a slide that worked like metal but was good-looking enough to use on fine furniture. She ended ...

  • Drawer Fronts That Fit FlushDrawer Fronts That Fit Flush

    by Christian Becksvoort

    Maintaining drawer-front alignment to the face frame can be a seasonal problem on furniture built with slab construction and typical rear-mounted drawer stops. ...

  • Making a Drawer with Half-Blind DovetailsMaking a Drawer with Half-Blind Dovetails

    by Frank Klausz

    Half-blind dovetails are no more difficult to cut than through dovetails. Frank Klausz prefers not to let the joint show through on the face of a piece, so he uses ...

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