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Free Plan: Cherry Chest of Drawers

comments (4) February 8th, 2011 in blogs

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Be sure to download the free woodworking plan for this classic Shaker chest of drawers.
Be sure to download the free woodworking plan for this classic Shaker chest of drawers.
Be sure to download the free woodworking plan for this classic Shaker chest of drawers.
Be sure to download the free woodworking plan for this classic Shaker chest of drawers. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Be sure to download the free woodworking plan for this classic Shaker chest of drawers.


A chest of drawers is one of the most useful pieces of furniture out there, but the anatomy can be tricky. Christian Becksvoort makes the construction easy with smart solutions to cutting dadoes, dovetails, and adding a smooth runner system for the drawers.

CLICK HERE to download the free PDF article and woodworking plan for Becksvoort's chest of drawers.
 

      

One jig does it all. A dual-purpose jig will help you cut the dadoes and dovetails that will hold the rails and drawer runners as well as a long sliding dovetail for the bottom.

 

    

Half-blind dovetails in large panels.  Dovetails can be a challenge on big pieces, but Becksvoort has tricks for keeping the pieces flat and aligned.

  

Rails and dividers guide the drawers.  Learn how to keep the drawers from racking back and forth, tipping up, or dropping down.

By the way, all these techniques can be applied to Becksvoort's large Shaker cupboard in Fine Woodworking #219.  That project incorporates many of these construction methods and adds a few. You also can learn to apply a face frame and how to build and fit Shaker doors and fit your drawers.

CLICK HERE to download the free PDF article and woodworking plan for Becksvoort's chest of drawers.


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Comments (4)

Layout Layout writes: I am a much better woodworker because of Chris Becksvoorts articles.

Christopher Stein
Posted: 6:50 pm on May 1st

andrelug andrelug writes: Very good!
Posted: 9:30 pm on February 27th

rwilcox rwilcox writes: Christian Becksvoort is my favourite A greate craftsman
Posted: 1:01 pm on February 23rd

Stew_wood Stew_wood writes: Thanks for posting this plan. Christian Becksvoort is one of my two favourite authors in FWW, and this project is right up there with his best.
Posted: 7:43 am on February 22nd

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