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Chris Gochnour is a furniture maker, author, and teacher who lives with his wife and two kids in Murray, Utah. A frequent contributor to Fine Woodworking, Gochnour is often called upon for his expertise in using and maintaining hand tools for traditional woodworking.
When not building custom work for clients, Gochnour teaches workshops and classes around the United States.
In this video workshop Chris Gochnour goes step-by-step through the construction of a versatile Shaker-style 12-drawer wall cabinet. Watch the process on video and download the plan.
Produced by: Matt Berger; Video by: Gary Junken; Editing by: Michael Dobsevage
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August 7, 2012
Download the plan and see the finished cabinet up close to get a preview of what's to come in this multipart video workshop.
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…
Instruction to execute this complex glue up. Gochnour shares insightful tips and techniques along the way.
Use mortise-and-tenon joints to make a frame that holds a simple, flat back panel.
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.
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.
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.
In this installment of our online classroom, Gochnour explains how to lay out and cut the tails for a through dovetail joint.
Here, Gochnour begins the first of two lessons on how to cut 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.
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.
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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