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Get an overview of frame-and-panel case construction.
Begin by selecting lumber and milling parts. Mortise the legs and start building the external frame.
Rousseau continues building the external frame. Learn his unique method for cutting tenons on the bandsaw.
Join the front of the case with three flat connectors called blades. They're attached to the case with double tenons and two dovetails.
Complete the web frame with parts that help the drawer slide smoothly.
Enclose the case with panels. Get tips for cutting rabbets on the tablesaw and see how to bevel the top safely on the bandsaw.
Save time finishing by doing surface prep before glue-up. Get lessons on hand-planing and see how to taper the legs.
See the piece come together and get tips for a successful glue-up.
Learn how to make a square, stable door that fits perfectly in the case.
Don't let these low-profile hinges intimidate you. Rousseau demonstrates a straightforward technique using double-sided tape, a trim router, and a chisel.
Learn the high points of drawer-making using half-blind and through-dovetails.
See the drawer come together and get tips on fitting it to the case.
Hang the door, install a door catch, apply a finish, install the top, and add the pulls.
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