Garrett Hack has repaired more than a few solid-wood drawer bottoms in his day, but he hasn't lost his enthusiasm for this construction method. Plywood might be easier, but solid wood is better and more appealing, he says. And it is not difficult to make a drawer that will last through the ages unhampered by seasonal wood movement. Here, he explains how to make a fit a basic drawer bottom and shows a few variations for large and small drawers.

From Fine Woodworking #213