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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  • Upgrading a side tableUpgrading a side table

    by Peter Turner

    How to retrofit a drawer with a solid-bottom, step by step. Plus, the right way to attach a slate top

  • IWF 2006: Accuride Drawer Slides Stop SoftlyVideo: IWF 2006: Accuride Drawer Slides Stop Softly

    with Asa Christiana

    Next-generation drawer hardware features soft-stop and easy installation

  • Drawer EssentialsDrawer Essentials

    by Andy Rae

    Sort out design, construction, and hardware details when making drawers for furniture

  • Fitting Drawers with a HandplaneVideo: Fitting Drawers with a Handplane

    with Matt Kenney

    Learn how to assemble a drawer for easier handplaning

  • Side-Hung DrawersSide-Hung Drawers

    by Michael Cullen

    Side-hung drawers are grooved on the sides and slide on wooden runners. Since their seasonal movement is almost entirely in height, they are made to fit snugly ...

  • Dress Up Your Drawer FrontsDress Up Your Drawer Fronts

    by Steve Latta

    Burl veneer and cock beading work together as beautiful and functional details on period furniture. Steve Latta used these classic design elements in his Federal ...

  • Two Pulls That Pack a PunchTwo Pulls That Pack a Punch

    by Ross Day

    These two pulls will add panache to doors and drawers of all sizes. They can be scaled all the way up for an entry door, graduated in size for a chest with drawers ...

  • Tradition with a TwistTradition with a Twist

    by Jonathan Binzen

    The rules of joinery and wood movement are observed in John Lee's curvy chest of drawers, even as the maker cast aside all traditional notions of design. Learn ...

  • How To Build Perfect DrawersHow To Build Perfect Drawers

    by Gerald Curry

    Follow these steps by seasoned furniture maker Gerald Curry to build drawers that are solid and stable, made to fit each pocket precisely. From the basics of construction ...

  • 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....

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