Build a Multidrawer Wall Cabinet

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Introduction: Build a Multidrawer Wall Cabinet

Download the plan and see the finished cabinet up close to get a preview of what's to come in this multipart video workshop.

Cut Precise Dadoes and Rabbets

The success of a project like this depends on meticulous layout, measurement, and joinery. In this episode, see how Gochnour cuts precise dadoes and rabbets to create a case that will hold a dozen evenly spaced drawers.

Step-by-Step Case Glue-Up and Assembly

Instruction to execute this complex glue up. Gochnour shares insightful tips and techniques along the way.

Construct a Frame-and-Panel Back

Use mortise-and-tenon joints to make a frame that holds a simple, flat back panel.

Quick and Easy Drawers

This episode covers the assembly-line part of the project. Learn how to cut tongue-and-groove joints that let you assemble sturdy drawers in short order.

Make a Shaker Peg Board

The Shakers used wall-mounted pegs to hold many things, including cabinets like this. In this episode, learn how to make a modern-day peg board.

Introduction: Tools, Techniques, Layout

Take your joinery to a new level by learning how to make handcut dovetails. See how it's done in the latest episode of this online classroom.

Laying Out and Cutting the Tails

In this installment of our online classroom, Gochnour explains how to lay out and cut the tails for a through dovetail joint.

Laying Out and Cutting the Pins

In this installment of our online classroom, Gochnour explains how to lay out and cut the tails for a through dovetail joint.

Introduction to the Half-Blind Dovetail

Here, Gochnour begins the first of two lessons on how to cut half-blind dovetails.

Completeing Half-Blind Dovetails

The conclusion of the lessons on dovetails. If you make one dovetailed drawer per day, by the time you've; finished the dozen drawers, you will have mastered the dovetail.

Clean-Up and Glue-Up

With all the parts cut and assembled dry, it's time to glue up the drawers and the case and prepare to finish the project.

An Oil Finish for Cherry

In this final episode, Gochnour shows how to apply a finish that brings out the color and figure of the wood, but without leaving blotches.

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