4 Steps to a Sweet-Fitting Drawer
How to make drawers that fit as good as they look
Synopsis: This step-by-step procedure for fitting a drawer comes from Rob Porcaro’s years of experience making furniture. The key is that it does not compound errors as you move through the steps, but rather eliminates them. From the first step of tapering the case slightly to make it slightly wider at the back, to the process of fitting the drawer front to its opening, to cutting the dovetails, Porcaro guarantees his procedure will get you a great fitting drawer every time.
From Fine Woodworking #224
You don’t need to know any mysterious art passed down from a master to fit a drawer successfully. All you need is a logical process. And that’s what I’d like to share with you. I’ve distilled what I’ve learned through the years into a clear path that guarantees success. The key is that it eliminates—rather than compounds—errors as you move through the steps.